How Parking Problem Effects On Indian Work Culture
India has always being facing the traffic problems, but now to add on to it parking is also become an issue. People spend most of their time searching for parking spot.
Trivial as it may seem, car parking issues faced by senior to mid-management employees in space-constrained Indian cities have hit alarming proportions, becoming even a topic for board-room talks.
Parking constrains not just affect employee mobility but also hurt efficiency and productivity. This is a typical situation: A senior executive at a top consumer goods company in Mumbai had to drive around in circles looking for parking, his frustration mounting as he ran late for a meeting.
Executive search firms say top-level job seekers are listing car parking as one of their demands. And a survey by Bengaluru-based Central Parking Services (CPS), which offers car parking solutions, found that 68% of companies are looking to lease office space with parking as the basic criterion.
Some companies have tweaked office timings to help employees find parking and beat traffic.
In Gurgaon, All companies start 30 minutes early, with office timings running from 8:30 am to 5:15 pm. "We are also offering our associates a special car pick and drop facility, including flexibility to associates by offering another set of cabs at 6:30 pm.”