A day in the life of Musicfellas
We are a bunch of energetic young people who are trying to do something awesome. Along the way, it seems like a good idea to step back and analyse how efficiently we work. One way of doing that is to track how we spend our average day and see how we can improve our productivity. Also, to give you all a glimpse into how we usually work, here’s how our usual day looks like:
11 - Lunch time: People start waking up and the first thing to do is - eat. “Empty stomach is equal to empty mind” said someone really awesome. And we take our music and food very seriously.
A special note goes out to our daily lunch. Each tiffin includes, apart from the usual stuff, enough rice to serve an entire district. Or end a famine. Or feed a thousand hungry people in Africa. Or even all of the above at the same time.
After Lunch: First major chunk of work gets done. We focus on the tasks list decided upon the previous night and get straight on to it. Little talk, headphones on and major focus. You’ve already seen how our office space looks like.
Tea Time: We live in Bangalore where evenings are super-pleasant. So, we usually head to a very cool tapri-cum-local kirana shop where the owner greets us with a smile every single time and serves us great tea. You really don’t find many such places in the big cities.
After tea - before dinner: Work again. We often mix it with a lot of discussions and brainstorming sessions (skype or otherwise) with a little bit of music here and there. This is probably one of the most creative periods of the day for us. Then, plans to go for gymming happen as well (‘plans’ only).
Dinner and beyond - If the plans to go to gym don’t materialise, we usually get dinner (the same tiffinwala) and then get to some serious action.
This is the time when the following 3 things are at an all day peak:
- Volume on our speakers
- Our work productivity (because of 1)
- Quality of our jokes (because of 1 and 2)
Evening is the time when we try to give updates to each other about progress on our day’s work. Regular updates and next day planning is probably one of the few things from the corporate culture we learnt which are actually helpful. Here’s what our plan looks like sometimes. Had to blur it to hide some super-confidential, nuclear warfare details :P
P.S. We are considering applying military rule at our Headquarters to ensure each one of us follows the plan of action.
And here’s the inspiration for this blog piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng