Many startups such as Wakefit, NoBroker, Licious, Solv, and Simplilearn have introduced “quiet time” to their employees to protect their mental health and create workplace nap rooms, breakout zones, and meetings for a better work life. Trying to help build balance. India Inc. spends hours per day despite burnout and exhaustion hampering productivity levels
Wakefit, a mattress, furniture and home decor company, rolled out a “Right to Nap” initiative to block all employee calendars from 2pm to 2:30pm every day.
“This policy aligns with our vision of maximizing comfort. Offices have nap rooms for those who need a quick break, and employees can use that time for walks, meditation, or busy work. I use it to focus on myself in between Bangalore based startups.
The company’s technology and data science teams have also introduced no-meeting days, which Ramalingegowda hopes to roll out across the organization eventually.
Many other companies also have specific times or days when they are not meeting to give their employees a break.
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Solv, a B2B e-commerce marketplace, gives its employees “no meetings” hours every day, whether they work from home or in the office. “This policy gives the manager a sense of responsibility to ensure the well-being of the team by making this hour of his sacred. I encourage you to take a breather from your lack of accessibility.”
Razorpay also rolled out non-meeting days to help employees plan their work schedules better.
Providing quiet time for employees Archana Krishna, co-founder and chief human resources officer at Simplilearn, says that quiet time helps employees relax, rejuvenate and recharge, and prevents mental fatigue. , says they can resume work at higher productivity levels.
Licious and NoBroker incorporate break opportunities into their workplace premises.
At Licious, a meat and seafood company that is part of the Unicorn Club, employees are encouraged to take regular breaks and participate in games such as billiards, table tennis and carom.
There’s also a snooze room if employees need a power nap or a quick lie down to get back to work, said Naveen Kumar, head of human resources.
Proptech unicorn NoBroker is dedicated to larger breakout zones, creating spaces for employees to contribute their time within the office.
(Illustration by Rahul Awasti)