The FHRAI office on the 8th floor, Himalaya House, Kasturba Gandhi Margh, New Delhi -110001, was renovated. Apart from a definitive feel good factor for the employees, the management was able to make the space more compact. We got in touch with the daily office-goers to find out more.
Commenting on the renovation, Asha Juneja, Assistant Secretary General, FHRAI says, “Though the office space is reduced it is technology savvy; of course, it’s the people that make the office space come alive.”
Most of the senior executives S.P Joshi and H.S Negi agreed that that the new office has the trappings of a corporate office which has utilised the latest in technology to create and enhance the work environment. Both agreed that there was a lack of storage space, a viewpoint that was shared by O. P. Arya. FHRAI’s oldest employees Bachan Singh, Shanti .Sen and Krishna were very happy with the new pantry as it was compact with all the latest gadgets in place which made their office time task pleasurable
Preeti Bhardwaj adds that post the renovation, the ambience is good with a impressive reception and modern lightning. Supriya is delighted by her new office location and observed that the welcome mirror placed at the reception as per vaastu. For Balbir the Company’s driver the office air conditioning system was a blessing in disguise after a hard days driving.
Concept was to create an environment friendly space using more natural light and LED light fixtures for illumination. We have a systemised a storage system as well
Computer aficionado RR Sharma states, that by embracing the latest in technology – upgrading the computers, new conference equipment with complete WIFI connectivity internally we are comparable to the best in office spaces in CP.
The idea was to remove all compartmentalisation, so as to have a free flow of ideas and thoughts between people that is why there are no walls and barriers, it’s an open office
Giving the management perspective on the renovation, Amitabh Devendra, Secretary General FHRAI adds, “The first priority was to make it a compact unit not so spaced out, so that we could utilise the balance space available for future expansion. The idea was to remove all compartmentalisation, so as to have a free flow of ideas and thoughts between people, that is why there are no walls and barriers, it’s an open office. We were even looking at providing them flexible seating at the workstation with no permanent seat, you sit where ever there is an empty chair, however, that concept will take some time to develop. This again is one of the reasons why limited storage has been provided. An innovate feature is the President’s Office which doubles up as a mini conference room making the space multifunctional. Responsible for the renovations, Amitabh Sanduja, Executive Director, Funtree Hotels remarked that the brief given by the President, Bharat Malkani and Garish Oberoi “ It was to create open office with modern interiors, equipped with high tech services like Wi-Fi, video conferencing, 24 hour surveillance facility, bio-metrics access control etc. The concept was to create an environment friendly space using more natural light and LED light fixtures for illumination. We have a systemised storage system using compactors and have created an integrated space for server and other allied services for better monitoring and maintenance. The design concept is one that can take future expansion without disturbing existing infrastructure.”