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This Diwali, make a #SmartShuruaat

In our country, ‘new beginnings’ start with a customary visit to the temple, splitting of a coconut, or even stringing together lemons and chillies, all in favour of good fortune. Such customs instill in us a belief that every beginning done right will lead to a successful ending.

When new beginnings matter as much, it’s crucial that they start on the right foot.

The onset of Diwali brings forth an opportunity for new beginnings and to do things differently. That said, no journey is complete without a ‘great start,’ one that not only brings success in the beginning but also lets you sail in it till the very end- The #SmartShuruaat

Why a #SmartShuruaat

A #SmartShuruaat means choosing not only a fruitful present but also a prosperous future. Whether it’s something as complex as shifting into a new office space or something as simple as a decision to either go green or burst crackers on Diwali, every choice you make should benefit you and others around you, today and tomorrow.

Your #SmartShuruaat begins today!

This Diwali, why not make a #SmartShuruaat with us! With a rise in pollution levels, the festival of lights has involuntarily become a death wish for all of us. So, a small step you take today can reap significant benefits for your future. Here are a few ways which will help you make a #SmartShuruaat.

  • Instead of going all out on crackers, eschew them and celebrate a true “Green Diwali”.
  • Skip the electric lights and opt for traditional diyas and candles. These will not only reduce electricity consumption but also encourage local artisans. A  community which is brimming with creativity but lack sales, due to commercial products and electric diyas. Purchasing such items is the best way to support them and give back to society. On the plus side, painting diyas can be a fun family activity too!
  • Ditching the incense sticks and room fresheners will have a significant impact on the environment around you. Choose fresh flowers instead!
  • Wrapping paper is wasteful, outdated and a significant contributor towards felling of trees. To make your gifts more festive-worthy, use decorative cloth material, dried flowers et al.
  • Diwali cards? It’s the age of technology. A well-written Whatsapp text, Tweet, Facebook message, Instagram post or a creative image will work just as well. It’s the thought that counts, no matter what the medium.
  • Hosting a Diwali party? Why not make it a potluck dinner! The catch is that only the ones who take public transport or carpool shall be served food. Fewer vehicles on Diwali mean fresher air for us.
  • Lastly, the best way to celebrate Diwali is celebrating it with those who need your help the most. Become a good samaritan by either volunteering at the local NGO or donating food and clothing items to the needy. Putting a smile on the faces of the underprivileged will give you immense happiness.

So, put the words into action and celebrate Diwali, the smart way! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali!

 

Solving the Snag with Smartworks: Internet not found

Connectivity issues are a serial killer of productivity and the number one reason for wasted time. While we celebrate the demise of the sluggish dial-up, the supposed ‘high-speed’ internet is no less. Such a technical glitch becomes twofold at a workspace when you’re desperately trying to meet the deadline and your internet connection is taking its own sweet time. A recent survey by MonsterCloud concluded that of the 2,000 office employees it consulted, over 60 percent cited slow wifi or internet connection speed as their top IT pet peeve. Thus, confirming our argument that employees are extremely unhappy with the speed and performance of their internet connection.

Regular internet troubles can divide our attention between our actual job responsibilities and the technical support required to fix the issue. According to a report published in the leading UK daily, workers estimated technology problems meant losing 30 minutes of working time each day. Unfortunately, coworking spaces too fall prey to this issue. There are several reasons for this. First, placement of the Wi-Fi router can wreak havoc on the coworking space as every team will demand a place convenient to them. Second, sharing an internet router is impossible and will eventually lead to troubleshooting. Third, the type of material used in the construction of the workspace can affect the speed of the wireless connection. Lastly, some places do not offer internet connection at cost-effective prices.

At Smartworks, things are done differently as we know how crucial time and productivity are to your business. Smartworks provides a high-speed internet connection through LAN and Wi-Fi, to all our members. Keeping in mind the operational cost of businesses, we provide these services at nominal prices to give you a smooth experience at work. Also, our on-call tech support ensures no troubleshooting or technical glitches. In case our members experience such an issue the team resolves it at the earliest. As our core values include increasing productivity and working efficiently, we believe that valuable time should not be wasted on inconsequential issues like these. Instead, the business should channelize their energy into their work and leave the glitches to the experts.

 

Two steps up in Mumbai

Sitting by the calming waters on Marine drive or indulging in some celebrity spotting at the Pali Hill Cafe, Mumbai is the city of dreams, success, and stardom. The natives are always on-the-go, looking for the next best thing in town. Mumbai is not just a thriving business hub but also home to a million starry-eyed aspirants hoping to make it big! This grandeur and hunger to succeed made us open not one but two coworking centres in Mumbai, the burgeoning city!

Both our centres are found in prime locations making accessibility easy in a city known for its exasperating traffic. The first is in the Fleet House, Andheri East and the second in Indiabulls Finance Centre, Dadar West.

Smartworks Centre in Fleet House, Mumbai

Smartworks Andheri is the preferred location for corporates who want the best of cost and class. Metro connectivity feels like a dream as this centre is seamlessly connected from West Andheri to Ghatkopar. On top of that, the proximity to the airport is a mere  3 – 5 km. It’s not just close to residential areas like Goregaon, Malad, Borivali, Powai, Vikhroli but also to the malls & hotels like Holiday Inn, Westin, Infiniti Mall, Inorbit Mall, and Oberoi mall.

In terms of connectivity, the Indiabulls Finance Centre is no less! Located only half a kilometer away from the railway station, it’s sure to solve all your travel woes. Moreover, it’s at a stone’s throw from top-rated hotels and malls like Shangri-La and Phoenix respectively.


These premium quality, high-end commercial centers’ strategic locations and features like biophilic architecture and creative collaborated zones make them the ideal business hubs. Furthermore, these expansive centres boast of high-end cafes and multi-cuisine restaurants in their compound. Whether it’s taking a much-needed coffee break or a quick pop-in to the nearby mall, these centres have it all.

We’re glad to be a part of this bustling city and are certain that our coworking centres in Mumbai will become an indispensable part of it. Come and experience the true essence of coworking and productivity at our centre!

Smartworks Journey Milestones

As the year draws to an end and Smartworks embarks on its third successful year, we would like to reflect on our growth and thank you for your support. We, at Smartworks, strive to deliver an office experience par excellence and redefine workspaces in India.

All this has only been possible because of the Smartworks family, which includes you and us. For us, our community comes first! You come first! We will continue to stretch ourselves to ensure that your experience remains impeccable.

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your relentless support and the unconditional love you have shown us all through the year, which has resulted in Smartworks becoming one of the most renowned coworking spaces in India. Smartworks stand where it does today because of you. We would like you to continue to grow with us!

Smartworks started as our dream of transforming the way traditional offices work in India and have grown into one of the largest agile workspaces in India as of today.

We drew inspiration from futuristic workspaces and community-driven employee culture across the world to create Smartworks. Our ambition is to create a way of life for employees to be productive and efficient at their workspaces.

Founded in April 2016, with a motto of ‘Workspaces that work for you’, in a short span of two years, Smartworks has grown exponentially and has established a footprint of 2 million sq. ft across 18 locations in 9 cities (Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune), catering to more than 300 clients across large enterprises, SMEs, startups.

Our community is mostly enterprise-focused with more than 75% of our members belonging to the enterprise community. Our member base has shown robust growth, with a total of 13000+ members and 300+ organizations sitting out of our centers. Our clients span across sectors like IT, manufacturing, telecom, healthcare to startups. Some names include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Tata Consultancy Services, Bacardi, DHL, Jaguar Land Rover, Episource, Deluxe (Fox Star Studio), Play Games 24*7 among others. We house 52% branch offices, 33% of headquarters and 4% regional offices at Smartworks offices; Increased the member count by 300% and added more than 10,000 new workstations; Grew by 2.7X in sq. ft presence across 9 cities, 18 centers and reached 2 mn sq. ft; Incedo Pune expanded with us in Chennai & Bangalore.

Smartworks Community

Some of our differentiators include –

  • Creating spaces that go beyond just being an office space
  • Configurable office spaces created as per the specifications of member companies
  • Creating vibrant communities at the workplace through a mix of state of the art real-estate, interiors, technology and hospitality
  • Integrates latest office technologies and industry-first value-added services to deliver a “wow” office experience to its members
  • Focused on building productivity amongst those who work at the facilities
  • We also happen to be the only profitable coworking space in India
  • Productivity lies at the core of what Smartworks does

 

Growth & Initiatives

  • At Smartworks, we offer more than just an office space. We combine top-notch real-estate design, technology, and hospitality to create vibrant communities at your workplace
  • In the next year, Smartworks is bullish and is targetting 3 million square feet of managed office space across Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities, over the next three years
  • Our internal team grew by 30%
  • Partnered with various organization from the likes of Niti Aayog, Lean In India, NASSCOM 10k Startups, Headstart, Network Capital
  • Total no. of coverage of 350+ garnered with 45 print coverages and over 40+ online links over media with tier 1 publications like Deccan Chronicle, Times of India, Business Standard, The Economic Times, Business Today, The Hindu, Inc.42, New Indian Express, and Mint to name a few
  • Turned our offices smarter by deploying Mitra robot at our GTP centre to enhance our member experience

 

Smartworks Journey Milestones

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Bengaluru, we’re ready for you!

Our previous blog announced the opening of our flagship workspace in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore. Featuring a myriad of facilities, this centre is located in Global Technology Park (GTP) and is spread over 3 lakh sq. ft, making it our largest workspace for CoWorking Bengaluru. With our latest expansion, we continue on our path to becoming India’s largest agile workspace player.

The D-day was packed with a lot of fun-filled and engaging activities for the members. Furthermore, the event offered online contests across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the trending thread of #CoWorkingBengaluru and #BiggerAndBetter. The magnitude of the event not only saw participants from across the country but also got #CoWorkingBengaluru trending on Twitter.

CoWorking Bengaluru - smartworks members
The star of the launch was our pride and joy, AI-based assistant and India’s first-ever ‘she’ robot- Mitri. Mitri is a robot with superior social skills. Mitri apes human actions such as constantly blinking her eyes and turning her head to analyze the people around her. When she greets you at the entrance, you register your details with her – a process where she will ask you questions and will register your name, age, workspace and other details. Mitri has the ability to recognize you and retain that recognition.

CoWorking Bengaluru - smartworks star robot
Our ‘star’ robot, understands the technicalities of a workspace and is designed to be a front desk and HR robot in our CoWorking Bengaluru. Mitri is the modern-day reincarnation of a superwoman who senses if employees are having a bad day and interact with them to cheer them up!

A combination of modern aesthetics and state of the art technology ensures productivity for your business at the highest possible level. Book your tour today!

Smartworks Hacks for Maximized Productivity

7 Smartworks Hacks for Maximized Productivity

Coworking is becoming a trend, and a lot of professionals are switching from traditional cubicles to inspiring coworking spaces. Taking that into consideration, coworking brands should ensure their spaces meet the corporate definition of ‘productive workplace’. Therefore, today, we have come up with 7 smart hacks to transform your coworking space for good; to ensure they speak of nothing but productivity.

1. Conducive location

Choosing the right location is of utmost importance. The idea behind using co-working space is to cut down the travel time and use it more effectively towards the growth of your member’s business.

In addition, central locations allow coworking spaces to offer easy accessibility to facility users and their clients. Therefore, make sure your coworking space is located centrally, easily accessible by all the potential customers.

2. Personalize your coworking workspace

The interiors have a lot to do with productivity. Author Julie Morgenstern says, “people need to build a visual cocoon for themselves”.

To understand the importance of interiors, take it as the central nervous system of your office. If it is in a good state, the positive vibes would affect morale, encourage good work ethics, and ensure the delivery of work. If mastered correctly, the interior of your coworking space can be a driving factor for the members’ business, pumping people with energy and boosting their productivity.

Hence, personalize your coworking space to make it look more inviting, more lively, and full of energy and enthusiasm.

3. Use the right furniture

When people opt for coworking spaces over the traditional workspaces, they are clearly in a mood to convert their time into profits. Taking that into consideration, the coworking spaces should take measures to ensure the desired outcomes are achievable. One way to get started is by using the right furniture which can ensure comfort for everyone. In addition, office furniture should foster the usage of the right postures, because it helps the members focus better, avoid health hazards and improve efficiency.

Use ergonomic furniture which is designed in accordance with corporate standards, and while taking ideal ergonomic conditions into consideration.

4. Make sure the vibe is right

The vibe at the workplace is the most underrated factor and the same applies to coworking spaces. The right vibe can fill people with positive energy which would automatically boost productivity. You can do that by working on two essential factors:-

  • Use the right lighting: The lighting affects mood and therefore, your productivity. Additionally, proper lighting is mandatory for proper visibility.
  • Set the temperature correctly: Whether too hot or too cold, the end result is a loss of productivity. Thus, set the temperature correctly; install efficient heat ventilation and air conditioning systems.

5. Encourage conversation for networking

Coworking spaces are filled with a mix of potential customers and growth partners. So, instead of letting the monotony of work hamper productivity, encourage people to indulge in conversation with others. Unless they talk to each other, they won’t get the opportunity to convert simple conversation into meaningful partnerships.

Coworking spaces are best known for networking opportunities, helping members share ideas and achieve their business goals by connecting with like-minded people.

6. Offer noise cancellation earphones

Noise is the chief complaint in most coworking spaces. Therefore, noise cancellation headphones are #1 recommendations for people who believe silence is their sound of productivity. Private cabins can too be a great way to ensure optimal productivity at coworking spaces.

7. Use technology to your advantage

Technology simplifies things and saves time i.e. boosts efficiency. Hence, at Smartworks, we believe a perfect synergy of inspiring infrastructure with smart, time-saving technology ensures that businesses work at their efficient best. Simple things such as apps that automate a lot of mundane tasks, cloud storage systems, etc. can save a lot of time, and maximize the efficiency of people.

Productivity is about finding the right balance between work and satisfaction, and the above-mentioned hacks can help you ensure that balance at your coworking space.

Is Generation Z Redefining Indian Workspace

India’s leading Sports Management Institute IISM moves into Smartworks, Mumbai

  • Smartworks becomes the first managed office space provider to configure workspace and coworking trends for an Education Institute
  • IISM offers specialized degree programs in association with the University of Mumbai

Mumbai, August 12th, 2019: Smartworks has become India’s first agile workspace space provider to apply space as a service for classroom training. The firm has leased out 25000 sq.ft to Nilesh Kulkarni’s International Institute of Sports Management (IISM). For the first time, a management education institute has moved into an agile workspace with coworking trends, which otherwise is usually occupied by enterprises, start-ups, and freelancers. Smartworks have a total footprint of 2.8 million sq. ft. across 23 locations in 9 cities and is the only Indian bootstrapped workspace provider to have become profitable.

With IISM in Smartworks’ facility at Fleet House in Mumbai’s Andheri locality, the market leader in enterprise onboarding has brought in a completely untouched sector, Education, into the rapidly growing ambit of co-working spaces. This new addition will change the way shared workspaces were perceived; they are not just for working but for learning as well.

IISM, founded by former Indian Test cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni, is the foremost institute involved in the most unexplored education avenues to meet the demands of the growing sports industry. Imparting excellence in the sports educational sector for 10 years, IISM has emerged as one of the best institutes for sports management education in India. The education institute will be conducting classroom training for specialized degree programs namely Bachelor of Sports Management and Master of Sports Management in association with the University of Mumbai and 11 months autonomous Post-Graduation Program in Sports and Wellness management within the Smartworks premises with over 500 students.

The facility is now booked more than 90% and has a total footprint of almost 1 lakh sqft in Mumbai. It provides close proximity to business district Bandra- Kurla complex and the Western Expressway and currently hosts a mix of corporates such as CRISIL, Marsh Insurance, NEC Technologies to name a few.

“We are excited to have India’s most prestigious Sports Management institute with new coworking trends in Smartworks. We have yet again proved our capability of configuring spaces as per client requirements irrespective of the business domain. With this first of its kind association between an education institute and Smartworks, we are certain that these spaces will become the next classrooms soon. We remain committed to providing unmatched experience and solutions to businesses that will help them boost the company as well as industry growth to remain productive and further the step towards innovation in the country,” said Neetish Sarda, Founder of Smartworks.

Commenting on the recent move-in Nilesh Kulkarni, Founder IISM, said, “At IISM we believe in nothing but the best when it comes to imparting education to our students so that they learn and grow. We want our students to meet their aspirations in an environment where they are pumped up with energy and positivity. Our ultimate goal is to ensure an atmosphere for them so that they stay active, productive and lively throughout their sessions. IISM campus has eight 30-seater to 120-seater classrooms, an exclusive research lab for our students, a cafeteria with a vibe where students can enjoy break time and common breakout areas for students to unwind themselves during free-time. Given that the facility is centrally located in the city, adjacent to Marol metro station, it is convenient for the students to access any mode of transportation for commuting which makes the location a strategic fit for our institute.”

Smartworks has created a niche for itself in the co-working space industry with a new coworking trend and by bringing enterprises into the purview and leasing entire floors to the latter.

“We are witnessing growing interest from corporates in Mumbai across sectors including IT, sports, banking and e-commerce among others. The large demand stems from the benefits and array of facilities provided to our members across our centers which include state-of-the-art infrastructure, vast opportunities to network and exchange ideas, a productive work environment, and services that ensure a happy and stress- free workspace,” Nitish added.

Since its inception in April 2016, Smartworks has been aggressively expanding its footprint across key cities in India due to the growing demand for agile workspaces. Technologically sound while focusing on customer delight, encouraging collaboration, ease of doing business and overall community building for enhanced productivity remain Smartworks’ key focused areas while serving customers.

About Smartworks: 

Smartworks is India’s largest provider of agile workspaces, with a footprint of 2.8 million sq. ft. across 23 locations in 9 cities (Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune) catering to more than 600 organizations across large enterprises, SMEs and start-ups. Founded in April 2016, Smartworks is redefining the Indian office experience by focusing on design, hospitality, technology and customer delight experience. Smartworks is also the only Indian agile workspace provider to have become profitable in India.

Central to this ambition is the company’s motto, ‘Workspaces that work for you’, with the vision of creating the perfect environment by just not building communities, but also ensuring their member employees are productive in the workplace.

For more information, log in to www.smartworksoffice.com

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learn more about coworking trend

Coworking. Smartworks. Indian Cities.

In the last half a decade, the Indian work environment is going through a huge transformation with the dawning of coworking trends across the country. At the moment, there are more than 1000 shared workspaces present in all the major Indian cities with over 200 players operating them. Industry experts expect that with the coworking trend, the numbers will grow with time and leased spaces by coworking firms in tier 1 and tier 2 cities could reach 6 – 10 million sq. ft. by 2020. According to a recent CBRE report, in the first quarter of 2019, flexible workspaces saw a leap of 277% in leasing to around 3 million sq. ft. of office spaces.

Owing to the various benefits these flexible workspaces offer, enterprises are getting more inclined towards this contemporary office concept. Although the coworking spaces mushroomed on India’s burgeoning start-up community and freelancers, yet they are no longer restricted to only these two segments of the working population. Over the years, big enterprises and SMEs are becoming an integral part of the Indian coworking community by setting up their offices in these agile workspaces. After being largely adopted in the major cities of the country, the industry is now spreading its wings to tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

Bangalore and Delhi NCR are the most preferred markets for these flexible workspace operators in India, accounting for half of coworking space leasing in the country. Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai trail the list, yet the present growth indicates that the working environment in these cities too is going to get a makeover in the coming times. Cost-efficiency, flexibility, endless networking opportunities, presence of a thriving community and prime location to name a few, there are various reasons for which the concept of coworking is being embraced by companies of all types and sizes. Furthermore, the present working population of India consists of a huge chunk of millennials who like to work in flexible and vibrant environments where they can meet and connect with people with a similar mindset.

Over the years, India has seen the emergence of several players in the market, but unfortunately only a few have been able to fulfill the demands of coworking places in the country. Smartworks is one such co-working company that has made a mark in the industry with its extraordinary workspace solutions and thus, has expanded drastically in just a couple of years. With a mission to create a sustainable work environment, the company started its mission with its first office in the National Capital Region and within just a span of three years, it has its footprints across 9 cities in the country. At the moment, Smartworks takes pride in accommodating 50,000 members from 600 companies spreading across its 23 locations. Looking at the present scenario, industry experts have opined that the company is soon going to make an everlasting impression in the Indian market and beyond.

With the advent of coworking space operators like Smartworks, it can be said that these flexible shared workspaces are the future of the working environment. However, currently, the demand for coworking spaces is at an all-time high which calls for more agile workplaces across the nation.

your daily dose of inspiration

Smartworks: Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

When we’re inspired and motivated, it reflects in our work. We feel a sense of purpose, inspired by the thought that our skills and talent have been put to good work and we’re doing what we need to be doing. But then, just like everything else, it evaporates and makes us feel frustrated. Once lost, inspiration is hard to come by and it’s a herculean process to recover the missing motivation, even if you love your job. According to the renowned English cartoonist, Quentin Blake, “Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly”. We have the zeal to work with sheer dedication as long as everything is favorable and running smoothly. There could be numerous reasons for the hiccup, yet the most important is the working environment in the workplace. A dispirited and gloomy working environment is sure to kill the right vibe, making employees demoralized and disoriented towards work.

Inspiration is fuel, which helps us keep moving forward in every aspect of life, especially at our workplace where several factors distract us and affect our productivity and growth. Thus, it is important that organizations take good care that they have a workplace that influences and motivates employees to work with their full potential and ensure more productivity and growth. Although it’s not possible to force inspiration on someone, yet it is entirely feasible to create an environment that is conducive to inspiration. With the changing time, the way we work is also changing and unlike yesteryear, now enterprises have the opportunity to choose office spaces according to their needs and preferences, thanks to the emergence of coworking spaces.

In the last five years or so, the work environment in India is experiencing a paradigm shift as traditional workspaces are being taken over by flexible shared workspaces owing to innumerable possibilities they offer. At the moment, India alone has more than 1000 shared office spaces and enterprises of all sizes are seen choosing coworking spaces over conventional workplaces to set up their offices. A concept mushroomed in the west; coworking has made a strong foothold in the Indian market and has grown exponentially in the last few years. Studies reveal that more than 85% of working professionals feel happier being at a coworking workplace than traditional workspaces which have monotonous work hours, rigid protocols and a dreary working environment.

Smartworks, among several other coworking space operators, offers the best of workspace solutions to create an environment that spreads a sense of inspiration within the workplace to keep employees motivated throughout the day. In the last three years, we have learned and grown as a leading coworking company and with the experience, we’ve been able to decipher the mindset of the present-day working class in terms of their office needs and predilections. Driving inspiration from utopian futuristic workplaces across continents, we at Smartworks offer postmodern vibrant office spaces for the holistic development of organizations which serves as the perfect dose of inspiration for their employees.

Moreover, the presence of a robust community at Smartworks evokes a sense of inspiration in employees and motivates them to become more efficient and productive at work. Being a part of a strong and thriving community, employees feel a sense of pride and belonging which encourages them to work with their full potential and ensures improved productivity at work. The Smartworks community has professionals belonging to diverse fields, which allows individuals to meet and connect with like-headed people who propel them every day to their workplace and eventually develop better professional relationships. This kind of environment automatically provides the required dose of inspiration for employees to put all their effort and ensure better productivity. We at Smartworks understand the need for a supportive and dynamic community for organizations and employees to get an adequate dose of inspiration to feel motivated and thus, walk that extra mile to build a strong community that can suffice the needs.

With these and many more, Smartworks stands out in the crowd as the ultimate source of inspiration when it comes to coworking spaces in the country. Our mission is to create a sustainable working environment by providing effective workspace solutions for the overall development of organizations and with 50,000 members across 23 centers in 9 Indian cities, we are steadily moving forward towards our goal.

Monday Blues Ain’t Blue at Smartworks

Monday Blues Ain’t Blue at Smartworks

A Monday morning, 8 A.M., the alarm rings and you wake up to that nagging sound with an annoying and grumpy face. Your brain starts conspiring against going to work, and you almost lifelessly lie down on the bed without a pinch of inspiration. You suddenly remember about that important morning meeting and the much-awaited appraisal, and you with an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, tiredness or stress, sluggishly drag your body out of bed and be ready for the day to follow.

Does this above scenario ring a bell? Do you too experience similar Monday mornings when you feel terrible and hopeless merely at the thought of going to work? If your answer is affirmative, you have symptoms of Monday Blues which can create serious adverse effects on your career and life. Monday Blues is defined as a set of negative emotions that invoke in an individual right at the beginning of the workweek. In the words of career coaches and motivational speakers, Monday Blues is not just a passing tiredness or usual anxiety, but is a serious sign which indicates that something is not right at work. This condition is contagious and even a single employee suffering from the syndrome can conjure the whole nine yard of the office premises. Organisations should be careful that their employees stay motivated at work sans feeling any sort of negativity, which can enormously hamper their businesses in terms of productivity and profit.
It is a common notion that if you love your job and are passionate about what you do, there shouldn’t be any reason for you to despise going to work on a Monday morning. If we go by this theory, the question that arises is:
What causes this Monday havoc?
Rigid office protocols, dreary and depressing office environment, minimal opportunities to learn and grow, lack of networking prospects, absence of adequate recreational spaces and so on, the answer can be anything but has certainly to do something with your present workplace. If a workspace is not favourable for employees, it may hinder productivity and can cause businesses to experience serious financial burdens due to the diminishing productivity of the employees. Now that we know where the problem arises, the next question that needs an answer is:
Who can help to keep away the menace of Monday Blues?
With the changing times, the present-day work environment is going through a progressive transformation all around the globe. The Indian office ecosystem too is experiencing a paradigm shift in the recent past and coworking spaces, owing to their flexibility and vibrancy, have attracted numerous organisations of all sizes from diverse industries.
Smartworks, among others, with its innovative coworking solutions is adding various other spirited colours into Monday Blues to inspire employees to work relentlessly and ensure improved productivity. The company’s vibrant agile workspaces integrated with postmodern technology within community-driven environments instil a sense of enthusiasm and confidence in employees to keep them motivated and focussed without having to bother about Monday Blues or any other workspace related anxiety or stress.

At the moment, around 65% of the Indian workforce belongs to the millennial generation, out of which a huge chunk of the population have their offices in coworking spaces, making these places youthful and energetic. Since the Smartworks community too has a noticeable youth population, it stimulates a sense of enthusiasm and dynamism at the workspaces for employees to work with more efficiency. Moreover, being in a striving community of creative and talented professionals, employees get the chance to meet new people with similar mindset and make useful connections. If you have someone at your office with whom you can mentally connect and share ideas and thoughts, half of your Monday Blues fade away with it. With a mixed-bag of clients, the shared office spaces at Smartworks provide an inerrant networking platform for organisations and individuals to connect, collaborate and create groundbreaking business solutions for the future.

Lack of adequate spaces for recreational activities is a common problem in most traditional workspaces which plays a crucial role in making or breaking an employee’s work modality while at office. Smartworks understands its significance and thus, offers all-encompassing workspace features, which include dedicated recreational spaces as one of the major areas of importance. With vibrant flexible workspaces empowered by new-age technology and modern office facilities in the presence of a blooming community, the Monday Blues phenomenon does not exist anywhere or anytime at Smartworks.