In preparation for its expanding workforce, Noise, the Indian connected lifestyle tech brand, will soon launch its new office space headquartered in Gurugram, India. With a focus on the wellbeing of employees, the new office space is spread over 20,000 sq.ft. and is spacious enough to accommodate its existing 200+ employees as well as the new hires it is planning to add.
The Company has also revamped its policies for the workforce. Under the ‘No Questions Asked’ policy, employees can avail up to four weeks of leave in a financial year without having to specify any reason for the same. Additionally, LGBTQIA+ and live-in partners are being included in its parental leave policy. A ‘leave sharing’ policy has also been rolled out to promote a culture of unity and trust.
Noise — which has come up with path-breaking innovations in audio, wearable tech, and connected tech — aims to gradually build a passionate and strong workforce of Noisemakers through its progressive workspace, policies and culture.
The Company is actively hiring across teams and functions, and will witness its team growing by 80 per cent by the end of 2022.
Considering the large number of millennials and Gen Z in its workforce, Noise hopes this open, progressive, and new-age office, will encourage the flow of new and fresh ideas.
It is equipped with a gaming room, infra-red room for rejuvenation, a reading room, desk treadmills, balancing boards, and trainers for fitness, yoga and meditation. Recreational areas will allow employees to relax and distress.
It is making available resources free of cost that employees can use to attain a healthy lifestyle.
Amit Khatri, co-founder, Noise, pointed out that, “An average person spends 90,000 hours of their lives working, that is a very long time to spend being miserable”. Therefore, the Company aims to make this space, “as healthy and progressive as it could be” and ensure that it is fit to “meet the evolving needs of our people, which have changed drastically in the post-pandemic era”.
The new office is “designed to foster a relaxed environment where employees can collaborate creatively, be productive, and lead a healthy lifestyle, all at the same place. The strategic cultural reinforcement will enable us to drive the sense of true ownership and growth at the organization level.”
As Satyam Joon, head of HR, Noise, pointed out, “We believe that flexibility in work design helps foster a culture of trust and security in the workplace and leads to creating a more engaged workforce”.
Noise hopes the new policies will “encourage employees to be independent in making decisions that are best for them, and at the same time foster a culture of well-being, empowering them to have the same faith in the company as we have in them”.