Clove Dental Selected As Field Immersion Project Partner For Harvard Business School
Clove Dental, India’s largest chain of dental clinics — recently had the opportunity to host a team of students from Harvard Business School in New Delhi for one week as part of a required course called the FIELD Immersion. Clove Dental is one of the 171 FIELD Immersion Project Partners spanning across 15 cities in 15 states. Together these Partners combined to host more than 1,000 Harvard Business School students in all.
“We are pleased to be working with Harvard Business School to provide students with a real-world learning experience. We feel certain that the students would be able to gather insights by working at Clove Dental. Our widespread network of over 350 modern clinics and experience of serving over a million of individuals, shall come in handy for the students. Our emphasis on integrating technology with precision has been instrumental to our success, and the students will get hold of these values during the field immersion project.” says Amarinder Singh, CEO of Clove Dental, a company focused on providing the finest oral healthcare to the masses.
The FIELD Immersion is a course designed to strengthen and develop students’ ability to manage and operate effectively in a variety of business contexts. Clove Dental executives have been working with the team remotely in the months leading up to their arrival. While there, the students pitching their ideas to the leadership team, conducting field research with consumers around Delhi and presenting their final recommendations to management. The purpose of this immersive experience is to provide students with the opportunity to ’learn by doing’ through the challenge of introducing a new product, service or customer experience for their Partner company. This requires students to also focus on building contextual intelligence and team effectiveness skills while delivering value in an unfamiliar context.
Harvard is quick to acknowledge that this important learning experience would not be possible without the Project Partners.
“We are extremely grateful to Clove Dental and all the FIELD Immersion Project Partners organizations for all they do on behalf of our students,” said Carrie Elkins, Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair for the FIELD Immersion. “The students benefit immeasurably from this experience and we hope the partner organizations do as well.”