Coronavirus Impact: 54% Of Indian Companies Cannot Implement Work From Home For Employees; How Will This Work Out?
The top IT industries have already allowed their employees to work from home, and many of them are pondering over the decision of going down the same path. However, for many companies and employees, this won’t be happening anytime soon.
54% Of Indian Companies Cannot Implement Work From Home
A report has revealed that about 54% of companies in India cannot avail this facility because they are not equipped with the necessary technology and resources to allow their employees to work remotely.
Coronavirus has created quite a scare in the world, and people are avoiding getting in contact with each other. One of Paytm’s employee tested positive for the app, and the company shut down its Hyderabad office. Moreover, TCS, Twitter, HCL has also asked its employees to work from home.
But this cant be implemented everywhere, unfortunately.
Gartner, a leading IT service management company has revealed that 54% of the companies in India do not have technology and resources for employees to work from employees.
IT companies such as Google, Microsoft, have it easier to allow employees to work from home through advanced technology and facilities, such as video conferencing and other software as well. However, many of the smaller-scale companies and non-IT companies have no other option but to ask their employees to come to the location of the work or else opt for absenteeism, which definitely affects the work and productivity thereafter.
Biggest Issues With Work From Home
Small scale companies mostly have old desktop-laptops, poor network connectivity and UPS backup. Reports have shown that more than two-thirds employees have almost zero access to advanced technological platforms, such as google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Group Chat, document sharing, and software that works for the group.
non-IT companies and small and medium enterprises (SMBs) are facing the worst impact as most of them are unaware of how the aforementioned tools work. Then there are the BPOs and KPOs, who just cannot work from home. Group meetings and even communication is also not possible for small companies remotely.
Muneer Ahmed, business head of VuSonic has revealed that the manufacturing, corporate and education sectors are among the most affected too.
For our readers who cannot avail the work from home facility, remember to maintain your hygiene by repeatedly washing your hands with soap, use sanitizers and masks. If you are getting to your workplaces through Uber or Ola, be sure to go through their guidelines to protect yourselves from the deadly virus.