GPTW: Fostering Work-life Balance
The aim is to have an enriched personal life and a happier mind which can balance their personal and professional lives: Ashok Soota, CEO, Happiest Minds
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Launched in 2011, Happiest Minds provides customer experience, business efficiency actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, etc. The name corroborates with their core belief that happiest people lead to happier customers.
At Happiest Minds, people are flexible in terms of their job roles as it emphasises on the work-life balance. The company believes in the principle of work and life being non- exclusive terms because at Happiest Minds employees are encouraged with flexi-working hours, work-from-home, and other facilities. Ashok Soota, CEO, Happiest Minds, stated, “The aim is to have an enriched personal life and a happier mind which can balance their personal and professional lives.”
Employees at Happiest Minds have an average of four years of tenure. The company believes in 360-degree communication wherein all people are given information all the time. The company organises a quarterly All Happiest Minds meet, where business updates are shared, quarterly business reviews, weekly team meetings, daily stand-up to build-up the inter-personal communication between the employees.
The organisation has a community designed to foster a work environment that encourages mutual respect and sensitivity. This creates a sense of belongingness, respect, and prise – which leads people to take on more responsibility. In addition to the mandated maternity leave, at Happiest Minds women can take an extended sabbatical for up to two years. Emphasising on the collaboration, the work policies are co-created.
The company holistically provides opportunities which contribute to personal and professional growth. One of the objectives of such programmes is to provide self-development to people leading them to personal growth. The company encourages people to put in a personal objective including being creative, learn new languages, painting and various other co-curricular activities.