Bengaluru based social commerce company Meesho has taken an unprecedented step to promote mental wellbeing and helping its employees to deal with burnout issue. The company has announced an 11-day company wide-break for a second consecutive year, keeping in mind the upcoming festive season. This is an important step amidst the debate over work-life balance.
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Meesho founder and CTO, Sanjeev Barnwal posted a linkedin post to share the update regarding the 11-day off, which will be kicked off from October 22 to November 1. Terming it as a mini-vacation for Reset & Recharge, he wrote, “From 22nd Oct – 1st Nov, Meeshoites will embark on a mini-vacation to Reset & Recharge. Keeping the upcoming hectic festive season and the importance of a good #WorkLifeBalance in mind, we’ve once again taken this initiative to ensure that our teams prioritize their mental well-being and come to work completely re-energised.”
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We’ve announced an 11-day company-wide break for a second consecutive year!
Keeping the upcoming festive season & the significance of #WorkLifeBalance in mind, Meeshoites will take some much-needed time off to Reset & Recharge from 22 Oct-1 Nov.
Mental health is important.
— Sanjeev Barnwal (@barnwalSanjeev) September 21, 2022
Spending time with family, traveling, exercising, reading, occasional binge watching, etc. are as important as work for being a working professional, he added. Mental health is important.
Earlier, Meesho had initiated several steps for well-being for their employees including a boundaryless workplace model, infinite wellness leave, 30-week gender-neutral parental leave and 30-day gender reassignment leave.
Besides, Meesho has MeeCARE programme to boost well-being for Meeshoites and their families.