Airbus employees have even formed a WhatsApp group of zumba and yoga regulars to keep track of schedule changes and motivate each other
It’s 6 on a Thursday evening and a yoga instructor is sitting cross-legged on his mat, waiting for his students. We are at the Airbus office in Whitefield, Bengaluru, where the aerospace company occupies four floors. The yoga-cum-zumba room on the ground floor is a relatively new addition. It was introduced about nine months ago following an online survey of close to 500 employees. “A couple of years ago, Airbus set up a ‘balance for business’ team at the global level that was tasked with finding ways to improve work-life balance, gender diversity, etc. In Bengaluru, too, we formed a ‘balance for business’ team, which is a voluntary group comprising people from different departments," says Srinivasan Dwarakanath, president, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in India. Apart from requests for a pool table and table tennis table, zumba and yoga came up as two popular exercises that employees wanted conducted on the premises.