Nasscom Says 100% Work From Home Not Feasible For IT Companies; Is Nasscom Rooting For Hybrid Model?
Numerous IT companies have opted for the work from home model, giving in to the demand of the COVID-19 disease which can be infected through socializing.
However, the work from home model hasn’t been very popular among employees, and many of the companies are now going for the hybrid model, where the employees go to the workplace for a specific number of days in the week and work from home the rest of the week.
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) also seems to be rooting for the hybrid model.
NASSCOM Rooting For IT Companies To Adopt Hybrid Model: President Debjani Ghosh
In an interview, Debjani Ghosh, president of Nasscom, has talked about the work from home system used by the IT companies.
On being asked about the future of the work from home model, Ghosh said the benefits of working remotely could be identified because of the pandemic, one of which was that the model enabled people to work from their hometowns. This in turn allowed them more time to do other things as well.
She also said, “We’re going to move towards a hybrid model for sure. None of the large companies are going to go back 100% on campus, nor are we going to see 100% remote working.”
Work From Home Model Empowers People; Digital Skills In Demand
As per Ghosh, the gig economy will also be supported and there will also be a higher involvement of communities in smaller towns. The work from model also helps to empower people irrespective of their gender or any other special needs, disabilities, when people couldnt go to work place despite having the ability to do so.
She also said that companies should be given the right to decide what works for them, such as the 60-40, 70-30, 30-70 ratio.
Ghosh has also said that talent development should become a national priority for the country as the new age asks for new age digital skills. As per reports, the demand for digital skills is eight times higher than the supply today and will be 20 times more by 2024.