quick reads

The big news: Mob lynches two men in Jharkhand on suspicion of cattle theft, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The UN General Assembly condemned Israeli violence at Gaza border, and a soldier, two militants were killed in a gunfight in J&K.

A look at the headlines today:

  1. Two men lynched in Jharkhand’s Godda district on suspicion of cattle theft, 4 arrested: Three people were arrested in West Bengal’s Malda for allegedly beating to death a man on suspicion that he was a child abductor.    
  2. UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning Israel for excessive force at Gaza border: The US voted against the resolution as it does not mention Hamas terror organisation.  
  3. Soldier, two militants killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora: The operation is still going on.  
  4. Cabinet approves HDFC Bank’s proposal to raise Rs 24,000 crore as FDI: The decision was taken at a Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
  5. Arun Jaitley takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says wisdom can’t be inherited: The finance minister claims the Congress party has become ‘ideologyless’ and pushed itself to the fringe.  
  6. Mobile internet services restored in Shillong, Khasi and Jaintia Hills: Mobile services were suspended after violence broke out between the majority Khasi community and the Sikh residents of Shillong on May 31.  
  7. UIDAI defers roll-out of facial recognition facility for Aadhaar authentication to August 1: The authority’s CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said the delay will help ensure a smooth roll-out of the service.  
  8. Delhi air quality stays ‘severe’, thick dusty haze likely to persist till Friday: The concentration of dust particles in the air was two times the level on Tuesday evening.  
  9. Fire breaks out in Prabhadevi high-rise in Mumbai, no casualties reported: Around 90 people have been rescued from the building.  
  10. Grand alliance to stop Narendra Modi reflects the sentiments of people, says Rahul Gandhi: The Congress president, however, did not mention who would lead the alliance.  
Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+ here. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.
Sponsored Content BY 

The cost of setting up an employee-friendly office in Mumbai

And a new age, cost-effective solution to common grievances.

A lot has been theorised about employee engagement and what motivates employees the most. Perks, bonuses and increased vacation time are the most common employee benefits extended to valuable employees. But experts say employees’ wellbeing is also intimately tied with the environment they spend the bulk of the day in. Indeed, the office environment has been found to affect employee productivity and ultimately retention.

According to Gensler’s Workplace Index, workplace design should allow employees to focus, collaborate, learn and socialise for maximum productivity, engagement and overall wellbeing. Most offices lag on the above counts, with complaints of rows of cluttered desks, cramped work tables and chilled cubicles still being way too common.

But well-meaning employers wanting to create a truly employee-centric office environment meet resistance at several stages. Renting an office space, for example, is an obstacle in itself, especially with exorbitant rental rates prevalent in most business districts. The office space then needs to be populated with, ideally, ergonomic furniture and fixtures. Even addressing common employee grievances is harder than one would imagine. It warrants a steady supply of office and pantry supplies, plus optimal Internet connection and functioning projection and sound systems. A well-thought-out workspace suddenly begins to sound quite cost prohibitive. So, how can an employer balance employee wellbeing with the monthly office budget?

Co-working spaces have emerged as a viable alternative to traditional workspaces. In addition to solving a lot of the common problems associated with them, the co-working format also takes care of the social and networking needs of businesses and their employees.

WeWork is a global network of workspaces, with 10 office spaces in India and many more opening this year. The co-working giant has taken great care to design all its premises ergonomically for maximum comfort. Its architects, engineers and artists have custom-designed every office space while prioritising natural light, comfort, productivity, and inspiration. Its members have access to super-fast Internet, multifunction printers, on-site community teams and free refreshments throughout the day. In addition, every WeWork office space has a dedicated community manager who is responsible for fostering a sense of community. WeWork’s customised offerings for enterprises also work out to be a more cost-effective solution than conventional lease setting, with the added perks of WeWork’s brand of service.

The video below presents the cost breakdown of maintaining an office space for 10 employees in Vikhroli, Mumbai and compares it with a WeWork membership.


To know more about WeWork and its office spaces in India, click here.

This article was produced by Scroll marketing team on behalf of WeWork and not by the Scroll editorial team.