So much to write and so little time to do it. I have been in India since Saturday night, about 5 days in total. Things have been flat out at work during the day, which does not leave much time for reflection.
Here is a sequence of photos that I have taken of one of the more recent buildings built on the Infosys Bangalore campus. It is building 45 which is affectionately known as the â€œWashing Machineâ€. Interestingly this building is situated against one of the side fences so you can see both inside and outside of campus. It gives an interesting perspective on the situation in Bangalore and how Infosys â€œfits inâ€.
During part of the Induction this week I heard someone explain the campus rationale this way: The logic behind building an Infosys Campus is to provide a working environment which facilitates and enables thought leadership for its knowledge workers.
I have come to agree with this point of view. The campus certainly provides a safe and relaxed environment which enable the people working here to think and act creatively and with innovation.
The problem is that the surrounding city of Bangalore is so congested and polluted that the environment outside of work is not particularly enticing (to say the least).
I guess you canâ€™t have everything in life.