Admitting that WeWork India’s “success as a brand is a direct result of the hard work put in by our colleagues,” Priti Shetty, chief people and culture officer, WeWork India said that a ten-day break is being given to the employees as “a gesture of gratitude towards the entrepreneurial spirit of every WeWork employee.”
The business of WeWork, the flexible workspace providing company, has grown “and surpassed all internal benchmarks set for employees and member experience”. This ten-day Diwali vacation will help employees “reset and re-energise themselves”. The Company intends to make this “an annual ritual”.
This holiday, which is applicable to the entire organisation, is part of the Company’s continued focus on mental health and employee well-being. This is WeWork’s way of prioritising flexibility and work-life integration.
The objective is to allow employees an opportunity to break away from the busy routine and rejuvenate themselves by spending some quality time with their loved ones this festive season. First initiated in 2021, as part of their employee-first practices, this is an extension of the continued efforts to ensure that employees are able to focus on health and wellbeing.
Some of WeWork India’s initiatives include wellness leave, employee-assistance programmes providing access to professional counselling, impact leave for community service, workations, inclusive medical insurance policies, a purpose-driven employee resource group culture to promote diversity, and a further education programme among others.
WeWork India has been providing flexible workspace solutions for companies of all sizes since 2017. It has over five million square feet of assets in about 40 locations in the country.