Every plan of action has its own ingredients to create that plan successful, same goes with your office, Breaks are one of the essential element that plays an imperative role while you are at work. Some of us like to grab a quick snack or a cup of coffee, while others might rejuvenate by gazing at the sunset by “The Deck”. Employees can stroll around enjoying the scenic view along the office, while the Philomath’s engage themselves in reading books to enrich themselves. These are just some of the elements SMARTeians get to do at their new office just off to Vashi creek.
With games like Table Tennis, Carrom Board, Chess Board, Pictionary to play allows employees to bond as they come together to destress and entertain themselves at the loft called “Hangout”
“Visitors at our office can also have a look at our concept and company culture while they wait,” said HR Manager. The 15,000 sq. office houses more than 250 employees, it was an emotional moment for Sanjay Gala, CEO, when asked for his words for this growth. “It is a proud moment for me, running a self-funded organization since last decade and scaling up to this level is not an easy task, it surely is an iceberg, well moving to a much bigger set up for collaboration gives me a chance to set an example to the phrase ‘Sky is the limit’, said Sanjay.
There are many more attention-grabbing elements, such as meeting rooms and zone named as per their concept & design, which includes Deal Zone, iSpot, Huddle and many more. Additionally, there are some areas around the office which are conversation-oriented meeting zones that don’t necessarily need projectors or white board. “It’s a free space, for employees to have quick conversations over a cup of coffee, says Parul Gala, VP Products.
Pertaining to the grounds of knowledge there are blackboards in office for different zones, this inspires employees for better collaboration. Vibrant and happy-go-lucky environment enhances the work productivity giving employees freedom for thoughts and fosters creativity. There are no bars to creativity and here is a perfect example to it, how an assembly area called as Downtown is presented as a scrabble wall art, in which all the scrabble words created are dedicated to business key terms and motivational words for employees, the areas also includes homely sofas, puff and high tables which gives an informal touch to a formal area.
Offices with thought-provoking elements, homely touch and lots of open space can often be a foremost substance in promoting creativity among employees, says Marketing Manager.
“A workplace like the one SMARTe gives employees to Innovate, Ideate & Implement besides disrupting traditional office hierarchies. We follow open-door policy for employees who are preemptive in seeking knowledge can approach me any point of time, I am always just a Knock-Away,” says Sanjay. SMARTe can also expect to see significant results in terms of product expansion on grounds of data science and predictive scoring and better hiring with retention of talent, with employees sure to be recommending their work environment to potential hires, he added.