- VoW 5 – The Concept
VOW 5 is an Architectural Design Company established in 1997 in the culturally rich city of Pune, India. Started by a pragmatic entrepreneur – Vinnay Wakalkar – under the name of Vinnay Wakalkar Architects, VOW 5 has been shaped by the quest to find “What more can you be”. Today, this very question has transformed VOW 5 into an award winning architectural firm that presents breakthrough solutions in land development, Liaising with governmental agencies, innovating architectural designs and interior designing. VOW 5 has proven its expertise in mixed levels of construction, construction advisory, architecture, liaising and renovation projects several times since 1997. Its rewarding journey since 1997 till date provides the evidence.
“Whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a fact that VOW 5 recognized since its inception. The company has imbibed this concept (presented by Dr. Stephen R Covey in his award winning book – The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People) and put in action a structure that realizes the benefits of a synergistic business. The company houses architects with over 33 years experience working along with the architects who have a year’s experience. This difference works in favor of the organization wherein a broad range of creative output is displayed. With a wide experience in the field of design, architecture, construction and liaising, Vinnay and his team provide a platform for the architects to join VOW 5 team as a Shareholder. This way the architects can benefit from the established brand, infrastructure, client-base, processes and ethics. In the VOW 5 terminology this is called plug-and-play entrepreneurship – an ecosystem – where the architect gets to work independently and owns up the responsibility of his accounts. This builds him as an entrepreneur.
VOW 5 houses a friendly and highly creative environment which is why the company has been able to achieve customer as well as team satisfaction. The company’s motto is clear – to promotes individual development on the way to organisational development. This thought process acts like a harbor for clarity, optimism and accountability. This is supported by very sound and clear HR systems which the company has developed based on the right human asset policies that are followed by some of the most successful companies. As a result every team member of VOW 5 has a clearly laid out career hierarchy for her/him to grow. Further, the company also has a well-defined CSR policy and every team member actively contributes towards the society.