work and play

Master work-life balance at The Hive

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At The Hive, we pride ourselves on promoting work-life balance at our integrated lifestyle destination - VR Bengaluru. It’s not just about work, we believe in our community having well-rounded lives that go beyond the professional element. Wondering how to master this balance with us? Here are some ways you can look forward to: 

  1. Take part in a work mixer or after-work get-together: At fist glance, work mixers may seem a little forced, but they serve an important purpose. Getting to know your coworkers better and building relations with them can help your day-to-day life at work both professionally as well as to take those little breathers. If your office doesn’t host work mixers, propose an after-work get-together at The Whitefield Arms pub. Better yet, invite them to the one of the mixers hosted by The Hive!
     

  2. Explore various global brands: Retail therapy is more than just a phrase. A fulfilling shopping experience works wonders in calming your mind and soul after a long hard week at work. Fortunately, working at The Hive means you have access to tons of eclectic global brands to choose from. Food Hall for your daily needs, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Kama Ayurveda; you name it, VR Bengaluru has it!

  3. Attend masterclasses to spruce up your CV: Masterclasses are a sure-fire way to pick up some much needed skills quickly, especially if your job is quite demanding and gives you little time to attend intensive courses. The Hive has a selection of interesting and informative masterclasses conducted from time to time to help you give your CV and skill set that extra boost. From culinary skills to public speaking, and even tech tools, we host a various range of knowledge sessions that help you grow.
     

  4. Make the most of shared spaces: Lunch breaks and cultural events are the best time to meet people from other businesses across The Hive. Don’t be shy to pull up a chair and sit next to someone you’ve just met or approach a small group of people conversing something interesting. Just smile, say hi & strike up a conversation with them; it’s that simple. Opening up to such relationships help form a welcoming atmosphere that can transform your workspace experience into a wholesome one.
     

  5. Mark out the distinction between your work time and play time: We’ve all heard the proverb ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Work and completing your tasks are paramount and nothing should distract you from that. However, letting off steam is not only harmless, but it is also essential to ensure you don’t exhaust yourself mentally and physically. Take a break to play some foosball, participate in an event after work, shop the latest sale, relax by the rooftop pool with a drink. A little play time is conducive to producing good work!

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THE BY-TWO PHILOSOPHY

Along with the pervasive startup culture, a suffix that rings in every Bangalorean’s mind is the ‘By two philosophy”. Infact, Bangalore’s tagline is ‘Swalpa adjust madi’, which means kindly adjust a little and more or less accentuates that Bangaloreans like to share by nature.

It is no wonder the city obsessed with by-two coffee has seamlessly adapted itself to the culture of carpooling and shared spaces for co-working.

Advantages of co-working spaces over typical office spaces

Theres been a lot of buzz about coworking spaces - especially how they overcome challenges faced by early-stage startups and mid-sized teams. That is to say, those businesses which require economical solutions to their office needs while still availing all facilities including conference rooms for important meetings. 

At The Hive, we have a thoughtfully designed space that seeks to fulfil a range of needs. Some of the advantages over traditional office spaces are as follow:

#1: Socialising & connections
 

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At a traditional office, a company is responsible for creating its own chemistry, without which team members begin to feel a little cut-off. With many different kinds of members that flow through shared spaces, there are much greater chances that one makes connections at various levels.

All over our space, we provide little nooks and crannies that members can use to unwind or rebuild focus on their work, especially through a feeling of being connected.
 

#2: Instil a flat hierarchy into the company culture

This is somewhat of a larger concern than it appears, as private cabins in traditional office spaces tend to isolate some of the best thinkers from their teams & the pulse of the work. With co-working spaces, teams typically sit together for their normal day & use conference rooms or similar informal spaces for private meetings. A flat hierarchy gets imbibed in the company culture.

#3: Flexible offerings with greater mobility

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Each company, organisation and team comes with its own sets of nuanced needs and tastes, which grow and evolve over time. The flexibility provided to members of The Hive, be it service-related or space-related is always with the aim of catering to changing needs. Just like your company, The Hive too is constantly growing and evolving.

If, say, your roadmap has plans to expand your 20 member team to a 50 member one over a period of 6 months, we take that into account while planning our offering that’ll be best suited to your needs. 

#4: Multi-purpose spaces

For a small team that does a lot of B2B work, it might be a little difficult to get an office space that they can awe clients with. Collaborative spaces overcome this challenge through pooled resources, often integrating well-designed common spaces that can be used flexibly for meetings and more. 

Everyone appreciates the extra breathing room on offer, and these spaces become conducive to building new relationships.

We look at co-working as the smartest way forward, and work every day to help our community make the most of it. The buzz of activity around VR Bengaluru and frequent events conducted at The Hive offer an entirely different experience to what one might find at typical office spaces. We invite you to get a taste of it for yourself.

Collaborative Spaces - The future of Work

In the last decade, the modest beginning of co-working spaces focusing on freelancers, start-ups and micro enterprises has led to a global movement of collaborative environments. Here we take a look at why these shared spaces are here to stay, and will only grow further to be the preferred model for work spaces.

Podcasts for the Entrepreneurial Mind

Podcasts are radio shows for the digital age wherein you can choose what you want to listen to. They are a great way to enrich yourself while you travel to and from work everyday. Here’s a list of some noteworthy podcasts for the entrepreneurial mind.

The Hive: Solving work space conundrums

Located in Whitefield, The Hive caters to those who are looking to nurture and grow the next generation of business. What sets us apart from the competition is the seamless access to state-of-the-art retail, hospitality, entertainment, and F&B experiences that the mall offers to our creative professionals and emerging enterprises.

Read on about our 100,000 sq.ft ecosystem that is designed to blur the lines between personal, professional, and social lives of those who work at this shared creative space.

The Science of Peak Performance

On the occasion of “World Health Day”, The Hive in collaboration with Human Fractal conducted a workshop on “The science of peak mental and physical performance”.

The workshop was aimed to provide an overview of scientific approach to health and fitness. 

Pub Crawl in a Mall?

Alt is VR Bengaluru’s signature open-air rooftop lounge, which is located at the Skydeck. Marvel at the panoramic view of the Garden city from Alt. The Beer Café is the only café in India with a range of over 100 different varieties of beer. 

Discover the pubs at VR Bengaluru, and why they're the perfect place to mix business with pleasure.