Oyo Rooms Staff Will Permanently Work From Home; Oyo Quits Their Lease Offices Forever
Oyo Rooms, the hospitality unicorn has declared permanent work from home for thousands of their employees.
This comes after they ditched their lease offices in Gurgaon, and now permanently embracing work from home for their employees.
How does it work? Which employees can get permanent work from home?
Permanent Work From Home For These Employees
Oyo has categorized its 8000+ employees into three divisions: corporate employees, capability functions and field staff
While field staff are required at their real estate properties and partner hotels, the other two types of employees: corporate and capability functions can now permanently work from home.
Confirming this to Business Insider, Dinesh Ramamurthi, Chief Human Resources Officer, OYO Hotels & Homes said, “Our workforce is divided into three categories, corporate employees, capability functions and field staff. While the field staff is already stepping out and attending office following all the health and safety protocols, our corporate employees and capability functions are also fully operational, and are opting for a combination of work from home and working from flexible coworking spaces solutions:
Infact, Oyo Rooms are going beyond just work from home: They are implementing a hybrid model for these employees.
These employees are not required to come to their offices, and work from either their homes or Oyo’s own co-working vertical: Oyo Workspaces.
This development comes after Oyo Rooms left all their lease offices in Gurgaon.
Work From Home Picks Up For Indian Startups
Oyo Rooms is not alone in implementing permanent work from home for its employees.
Besides the IT giants such as TCS which has declared only 25% employees need to come to office and Wipro, Infosys where more than 95% of the employees are working from home, startups such as Zomato, Swiggy, PolicyBazaar, even Uber is embracing permanent work from home model.
PolicyBazaar, for instance, has left their 12 offices in Gurgaon, and their employees are now working from home.
Swiggy has shut down most of their offices in smaller towns, and Zomato is also considering the same.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.