Vision : A Utopian Community
Unboxed is an experiment to build a micro-culture which promotes value based collaborations, we started with a firm belief that culture gets developed organically; you don’t superimpose culture. A culture where work becomes a medium of expression, an expression which coveys your sense of purpose and helps you bond with immediate micro society.Work environment should be regenerative it should not sap up the creativity rather add to it.
Why should there be boxes called work and life? Life should occur while working, hence the need to get UNBOXED!
Value based relationship is the fabric through which societal culture is woven, and people need conducive proximal interaction to form such value based relationships.
We need alternate solutions to handle needs of efficiency, productivity and flexibility, then sitting at home working alone.
Each process that takes place at unboxed is volunteer based. From watering the plants, to organizing events, or organizing meetups, coworkers are encouraged to take part in each and every small process.
Through a series of curated events, we have created an environment for people to put forth their ideas for common discussions. From user interface of a newly designed website, to the implication of new financial models, everything is discussed and argued upon.
The addition of new members of the community is based on a review system of the existing coworkers. The shifting of decision making power to people creates a great sense of ownership.
An intern with one of the startups took interest and developed concept for Graffiti Design. After discussion with couple of community members, the work began. One day after working on the Graffiti, three other people from different companies took part in the process and completed the whole work in half the estimated time
Complete initiation and organization of the event was done at community level and not by facility managers and promoters. Instead of defining processes and heading the event, promoters and managers took part in the event similar to any other coworker
A common cooking space at the coworking space for people to share and sell their creations to other community members. Being an in-house activity, the community kitchen plays a vital role in biding few like-minded people together. Simultaneously, coworkers get to showcase their talents and many times revive their hobbies
Coworking space formed out of three separate floors was united at the time of Diwali celebrations. Each and every individual of the community took part and helped with decorations, event management, procurement, food preparation etc. The synergy created by 150 people working for a singular event was incomparable to the occasion itself. For everyone, the one day celebration is still a clear reminder of participation and community collaboration
An initiative was taken to start a community library where children from the neighboring villages and slums (informal sectors) can spend time reading books and playing games. The aim was to encourage interaction and engagement for the children of the neighboring colonies, so that they get enough personal time daily that is generally not available to them.