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Gateway to Smarter Workspace: Innovative Design or Progressive Culture?

The most debated question doing rounds is Design or Culture, what makes a smart workspace? The answer to this question can not be a single word. Design and culture are interdependent and integrated. They are not two independent topics that we can segregate them and evaluate which one contributes to a smarter workspace. It is to be understood that design and culture equally influence a workspace, whether towards a smarter one or not can only be answered if you read till the end. For us to determine which one is the more significant influencer, let us be clear with what is a smart and modern workspace. Gone are the days where cubicles marked the spaces of employees, cabinets used to be full of snacks, and there was only black coffee available in the office kitchen. Those are days we left behind not too long ago. Now it is all about large windows, natural light coming in that energize employees, large spaces so that you don’t feel confined and open spaces to refresh your min


With the workforce estimated to reach 600 million by 2022 as per the NSDC EY report on “Future of Jobs in India”, most job portals existing today, will be able to cater to only 20% of this population which accounts for the White-collar workforce. In a country dominated by informal workforce, job portals have evolved only for the white-collar workforce and the disparity among White, Blue, and Grey collared jobs is staggering and quite highly unresolved. The job engagement for White Collared workforce has been digitalized rapidly in the last 2 decades. Low cost smartphone revolution and wide network connectivity have made it easier to bridge the gap between opportunities and job seekers. Pursuant to a 2012 report of the Committee on Unorganised Sector Statistics, National Statistical Commission, the unorganized or the informal sector account for more than 90 percent of the workforce in the country and almost 50 percent of the national income evolves from this sector. Not much has c