India MD of Lenovo Data Center Group sticks to business casual outfits even while WFH

Vivek Sharma misses wearing his shoes.

Agencies
Vivek Sharma said he is obsessed with comfortable loungewear, more so since the lockdown
Vivek Sharma, India MD of Lenovo Data Center Group, on how he’s sticking to business casual outfits even while working from home.

WFH wear
“Ever since the lockdown began, I told myself that I wouldn’t move away from my daily routine, even when working from home. I have been following this approach in terms of my outfits as well.


“My lockdown outfit is mostly business casual, similar to our office casual dress code. I typically wear a collared T-shirt or shirt. If I have to step into a webinar or client meeting, I put on a jacket to give it a more formal touch.”

What I wear for…
Strategy meetings with my team
“Our team meetings used to be in business casuals and I’m doing the same now. The only thing that has changed is that now I wear shorts more often than my jeans or trousers.”

A pitch/networking call
ADVERTISEMENT
“My attire would be more formal, like a shirt paired with trousers and a jacket.”

Drinks with friends on video chat
“I prefer a casual T-shirt and shorts. I also have two cats and one of them is quite social. She often hops on my desk and joins me as I chat with my friends.”

Favourite loungewear brands
“I am not a shopaholic, but I am obsessed with comfortable loungewear, more so since the lockdown. When it comes to the most comfortable loungewear brands, I cannot think of anything other than Marks & Spencer and Calvin Klein.”

ADVERTISEMENT
What I miss wearing the most…
“I have a big collection of shoes that I miss wearing.”

Pandemic fashion
ADVERTISEMENT
“Even though masks have become the new fancy thing in terms of styling, I like to keep it simple. I mostly prefer generic or homemade masks.”.

Acing Lockdown Fitness: How Zoomcar CEO, Vinati Organics Head & Other Bosses Have Kept Themselves In Shape
1/7

Not to shy away from difficult situations, these bosses share how they stayed in shape while stuck at home:

Not to shy away from difficult situations, these bosses share how they stayed in shape while stuck at home:
Dattatri Salagame, MD, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

“I’ve taken up the challenge of how long I can hold a plank. From the earlier one minute, I can now plank up to close to two minutes. I want to get better. I plan on setting a new record soon. Holding the plank was something I always wanted to get better at in order to build my core.”
Dattatri Salagame, MD, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions“I’ve taken up the challenge of how long I can hold a plank. From the earlier one minute, I can now plank up to close to two minu..
Read More
Vinati Saraf Mutreja, CEO, Vinati Organics

“I participated in the SOHFIT Reboot Challenge organised by a business organisation for its members. It was for 30 days and we were divided into teams, sharing details of our exercise regimen, food, water intake and sleep schedules with each other on a daily basis. Though I have been a hardcore fitness enthusiast for the better part of my li fe, this chal lenge proved to be the ultimate fitness experience. I was motivated to push my boundaries to the extreme and felt a sense of achievement and success when the chal lenge was completed. It made me feel stronger, fitter and happier.”
Vinati Saraf Mutreja, CEO, Vinati Organics“I participated in the SOHFIT Reboot Challenge organised by a business organisation for its members. It was for 30 days and we were divided into teams, shari..
Read More
Sumant Sinha, CMD, ReNew Power

“My wife Vaishali and I have entered into a fitness and weight loss competition. We are both trying to get in shape and so far, she’s comfortably ahead of me. But there’s still some time to go.”
Sumant Sinha, CMD, ReNew Power“My wife Vaishali and I have entered into a fitness and weight loss competition. We are both trying to get in shape and so far, she’s comfortably ahead of me. But there’..
Read More
Sanjay Swamy. Managing partner, Prime Venture Partners

“I decided to use this opportunity to improve my physical conditioning. I started cycling (after more than 40 years) inside my gated community from mid-April. I went from seven kilometres per ride to 20 kilometres by the end of June. Recently, I did a 52-kilometre ride to Chikka Tirupathi [on the outskirts of Bengaluru]. Cycling has had a huge impact, not just on my physical conditioning but also my confidence.”
Sanjay Swamy. Managing partner, Prime Venture Partners“I decided to use this opportunity to improve my physical conditioning. I started cycling (after more than 40 years) inside my gated community fr..
Read More
Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics

“Startups are quite demanding, so I’ve never been able to work out more than three days a week, even when I trained for the Ironman Triathlon. So, when the lockdown was announced, I decided to challenge myself with a ‘consistency goal’ of accomplishing a workout a day. It began with coordinated workouts on Zoom with my friends and as restrictions eased, I started going for outdoor runs. There were days when there would be so many calls that I’d be seen climbing the building stairs at 10 pm. I now have more than 100 days of workouts under my belt and it has been the biggest stressbuster.”
Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics“Startups are quite demanding, so I’ve never been able to work out more than three days a week, even when I trained for the Ironman Triathlon. So, when the lockdown..
Read More
Greg Moran, CEO, Zoomcar

“During the lockdown, I have managed to master single-leg burpees. It’s important to have a defined schedule and stick to it. I ensure that I block out some time during the day for exercise. I work out at home daily with various bodyweight exercises — I do pushups, burpees and air squats. I love doing CrossFit and high-intensity interval training that combines weightlifting, aerobics, powerlifting and gymnastics.”
Greg Moran, CEO, Zoomcar“During the lockdown, I have managed to master single-leg burpees. It’s important to have a defined schedule and stick to it. I ensure that I block out some time during the da..
Read More

Download
The Economic Times Business News App
for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.
READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE:

LOGIN & CLAIM

50 TIMESPOINTS

More from our Partners

Loading next story
Text Size:AAA
Success
This article has been saved

*

+