We are 6 months into the pandemic. Our everyday lives at work and home were challenging to transition to in the start and we have all now found ways to adapt to this new normal and working better. Businesses have been looking for opportunities to thrive amidst this problem; they are doing their best to ensure employees are safe, engaged, happy and productive while maintaining a work-life balance in this new digital workplace. You might have come across a recent survey conducted by the recruitment company, Monster, that as the pandemic stretches on, workers are becoming more burnt out.
Razorpay, like other committed organisations, has been taking several initiatives to ensure employees are happy and productive. Apart from the frequent virtual watercooler sessions, partnership with The Green Oak for mental wellbeing and initiatives of providing comfortable furniture to employees, the company has now decided to make the 2nd Wednesday of every month a meeting free day.
Anuradha Bharat, Head – People Operations, Razorpay said, “None of us saw this long term remote working coming but, we are all finding ways to make the best out of where we are. Keeping employees engaged and mentally healthy has always been our highest priority and with the current scenario continuing indefinitely, burn-out is the largest concern that a lot of employees are facing as the lines between personal and professional time are blurring. At Razorpay, as part of some of our remote working initiatives, we have announced that the second Wednesday of every month will now be a ‘No Meeting Day’. This step is specifically meant to address the too many internal meetings that our employees end up being a part of because of the limited facetime with each other. The employees are working on large projects that require uninterrupted focus; these meeting free days allow for the continuous time that they require.”
She added, “We are also constantly encouraging our employees to avail their annual leaves (excluding the Covid-19 related leave) that they are eligible for without any hesitation, irrespective of the remote working scenario; taking some time off from work can help overcome the burnout and let you recharge.”
Razorpay is mandating their employees to schedule all meetings between 10am and 7pm during the weekdays and not before or later, to ensure they limit their regular working hours. Some of their optional holidays are also being converted to mandatory; the company is also giving away a few random and unexpected holidays – these breaks are a way of getting to spend more time with families while also adding some rejuvenation into people’s everyday lives.
About Razorpay Software Private Limited: Razorpay, a full-stack financial services company, helps Indian businesses with comprehensive and innovative solutions built over robust technology to address the entire length and breadth of the payment and banking journey for any business. Established in 2014, the company provides technology payment solutions to over 1Mn+ businesses. Founded by alumni of IIT Roorkee, Shashank Kumar and Harshil Mathur, Razorpay is the second Indian company to be a part of Silicon Valley’s largest tech accelerator, Y Combinator. Marquee investors such as Tiger Global, Sequoia India, Ribbit Capital, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator and MasterCard have invested a total of $106.5 Mn through Series A, B and C funding. Around 33 angel investors have invested in Razorpay’s mission to simplify payments and banking and redefine how finance works in India.
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