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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. 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.


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.


Our ‘star’ robot, understands the technicalities of a workspace and is designed to be a front desk and HR robot. Mitri is the modern day reincarnation of a superwoman who senses if employees are having a bad day and interacts 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!

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 a 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, business should channelise their energy into their work and leave the glitches to the experts.

 

SmartShuruaat

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 instil 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 the 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!

 

A sneak peek into Smartworks incredible 2 years journey

A sneak peek into Smartworks incredible 2 years journey

They say time flies when you are having fun. We didn’t realize this until last month, when we flipped back through our pages, only to find that it has been two years since our founders, Neetish Sarda & Harsh Binani kickstarted Smartworks.

Smartworks was born as a vision of moving beyond mundane offerings of conventional business centers and co-working spaces. It was about creating office spaces that challenge workplace monotony. A place where people ‘want’ to go and not just ‘have to go’.

Our dream soon turned into a reality with our first office space in Times Square, Gurgaon in April 2016. Since then there has been no looking back! Currently at 1 million sq. ft., with a presence in 9 cities and 15 centers, and catering to 250+ clients across large enterprises, SMEs, start-ups, and freelancers, we are rapidly expanding.

Some of our clients include Amazon Web Services, Tata Communications, Microsoft, Bacardi, Incedo, DHL among others.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of many people who have had a role to play in this journey.

Here’s an infographic celebrating Smartwork’s significant milestones. The journey has just begun with many more milestones to achieve!

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2017– A rewarding year for Smartworks

Smartworks has evolved from being office space providers to building an organization which delivers a lasting office experience that will forever change how Indians perceive office. We have emerged as a Brand that “Creates office space where people want to go, not just ‘have’ to go!” As we bid adieu to the year 2017 and welcome the New Year, let’s look back on the milestones we achieved in terms of expansion, growth and financial progress.

Some of the high points of Smartworks include:

There is a lot more to come in 2018 so stay tuned to find out why Smartworks is one of the best serviced office space providers out there.

Hungry at Work? Fret Not, Twigly Is There to the Rescue

Hungry at Work? Fret Not, Twigly Is There to the Rescue

Suddenly, your phone rings and you see your manager’s name on the screen. Yes, it’s time for an urgent meeting and you’ll have to sacrifice your lunch for it. You hate it, but there’s nothing you could do other than hesitantly packing your lunch once again and heading over to the meeting room. How often does it happen? Quite regularly, doesn’t it?

Once the meeting is over, you’re super-hungry with deadlines to chase and now have cold food that doesn’t look appetizing anymore. What do you do? Heading out of the office for a meal is out of the question; so what’s the next best alternative?

Well, if you’re reading this from a smartworks Business Centre then all you have to do is to pull out your smartphone, browse through an exciting range of healthy sandwiches, pastas and curries and order anything that comforts your hungry self. Not only would you enjoy an exclusive discount, you’ll also receive fresh and healthy food at your desk in the shortest time.

How do we make it possible, you ask? Well, to make things easier and healthier for you, we’ve entered into a partnership with Twigly – an online food delivery startup renowned for its mouth-watering food, made in its state-of-the-art kitchens. Twigly lives by its commitment to offer the healthiest food, which is made fresh every day, ensuring that you get great taste in every bite!

To commence the partnership, we conducted an event at our New Delhi, Noida and Gurugram centres on World Health Day! Yes, we managed that as well!

The Foodlympics saw teams of four at all our centres across the NCR gulp down all they can as quickly as humanly possible to win exciting hampers and bragging rights. Here’s how the event went:

Setting up the benchmark was Team CrownIt at our Times Square Business Centre in Gurugram. Showcasing their eating prowess, the team recorded a time of just 5 minutes and 18 seconds!

A big thank you to all the participants who made the event a memorable one!