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Flash Mob is the Way

Arts & Culture Bangalore City Topstory

Psychologists and participants alike, view flash mobs as a fun stress-busting activity.

By Surbhi Jain

Bengaluru, March 12, 2019

“Flash Mob at work places is a great way to bond over work”, says psychologist Pooja from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

Bengaluru is the IT capital of India and is filled with youngsters working in IT sector companies. The work culture keeps the people so busy and strained that major IT companies have come up with flash mob ideas to keep the work environment lighter and smoother for its employees.

Rohit Kumar, who works as an engineer in HCL Technologies SEZ, at Bengaluru Campus said, “This is a must for people like us. I am glad that HCL holds such flash mobs. It really helps us to connect with people in offices. We keep having such fun sessions almost monthly, and this really refreshes our work environment.”

Sagar Jain, an Engineer working for Uber in Bengaluru said, “Mentally, working for nine to nine and a half hours puts a person in mental strain and undoubtedly, there is some sort of relaxation needed. I have been a part of such flash mobs and this really is very entertaining. It helps us get back to work with a fresh mind.

Pooja, a psychologist from NIMHANS,  mentioned, “Flash mob is a great way to bond over work. Dancing helps to keep a person booming with energy. The idea of a flash mob is a great initiative taken by different companies as it also helps in building a team and work peacefully.”

Pooja added “Companies like Accenture, Wipro, HCL, and many others indulge into such practices. The main focus remains on to involve each employee in the entertainment act and be relaxed during work hours.”

Mohor Kar, a classical dancer from Kolkata said,” I am a dancer and I clearly realise what a great stress buster dance is, and I believe such fun sessions in a work place should be made mandatory.”

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