One tour of the Grabhouse office in Koramangla, Bangalore leaves you wishing that the houses you can find on the online rental search portal can be as nice as the office of the company. Full of colours, art, and empty space, the office is an interior-lover’s delight.
Think swanky offices in Hyderabad and Google and Facebook’s Indian headquarters come to mind. But things are quickly moving up on the local office real estate scene for the cyber city. GrabOn, a Hyderabad based startup, that offers coupons and deals has just moved into a new office, and it is a sweet deal.
There are offices that serve the functional purpose of giving your employees a place to work together. Then there are those that take it notches ahead, and become not hubs of productivity, ideas and engagement, but a showcase in themselves. The newly unveiled office of local services app startup, Lookup is the latter.
Startup offices are getting swankier by the day. After Flipkart and Snapdeal had unveiled grand offices that would put luxury hotels to shame, smaller startups too have begun sprucing up their workspaces. Delhi based dating app TrulyMadly has a new office, and it looks pretty spectacular.
Think software, programming, coding languages and engineers, and the first imagery in mind is likely going to be of functional offices, industrial layouts, Facebook-like office, and overall a picture of all things dull, numbers and nerd-like.
However, ThoughtWorks – a software design and delivery, pioneering tools and consulting services company – is refreshingly different. The office is bright, colourful and very quirky with its interesting use of props and thoughtful details.
Uber’s taking rapid steps towards setting up its Hyderabad office. After announcing plans of setting up its largest non-US office in the city in July, the company announced that it has leased 150,000 square feet for its Hyderabad office.
New Delhi is the world’s top 5th expensive city in the world to rent office space, beating Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
Vedantu is an ed-tech startup based out of Bangalore. It aims to democratize education by connecting students and teachers over voice conference. The OfficeChai team visits their office to see what they’re up to.
As one of the biggest and most auspicious festivals in India, Diwali has a huge significance as far as workplace celebrations go. Most companies decorate the office and distribute sweets and gifts to the employees. Some even go as far as conducting ethinic day, Diwali-themed activities, a feast, the works.
Here’s a roundup of the diwali festivities at some of the Indian companies, each unique and interesting in their own way, on the last working day before Diwali.
The times, they are a-changing. Indian companies, which are infamous for their stodgy and bureaucratic ways, are slowly embracing new-age corporate ideas. And leading the way is Reliance, which has made a quiet but significant transformation to its corporate culture.