98% Workforce In TCS, Wipro, Infosys Working From Home; Office For 25% Staff In Tech M, Wipro
“We all know that work will never be the same, even if we don’t yet know all the ways in which it will be different,” says Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield. The rise of work from home and the new hybrid model which could have sounded like an asinine far-fetched dream prior pandemic, seems to be the imminent policy for most of the technology companies around the world.
Nearly 98% of all employees at India’s top IT companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro continue to work from home, according to data shared by the management for the quarter ended September 30.
India’s top IT majors – TCS, Infosys, Wipro together had over 8.78 lakh employees on their rolls for the quarter ended September. While TCS had 97% of employees working from home, it was 99% for Infosys and 98% for Wipro. A 98% average would mean 8.61 lakh employees are working from home.
The fact that IT companies have been able to keep operations going, win new deals and grow revenues when a majority of their employees are still working remotely across the globe is being perceived as a feat of execution and technology.
“We are yet to see the new normal”
President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro Ltd., Saurabh Govil, said: “Majority of our workforce (over 98%) continues to operate from home as of now. We do see merit in people coming to office to experience the culture and build social capital via informal interactions. However, in these circumstances, our first priority is employee safety. We have implemented multiple safeguards for employees who are required to work from office such as zoning protocols, distant seating, isolation rooms, sanitization etc but we are enabling employees to WFH as much as possible. We must understand that we are yet to see the new normal.”
Hybrid model of work :-
While India’s major IT service providers like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro are continuing WFH up to 99 percent of their employees, Tech Mahindra and HCL plan to bring 20-25% workforce back in office.
Most IT companies are adapting to the new normal with extended WFH. TCS has envisaged a ‘Vision 25*25’ policy where it aims to have only 25% of its employees work from its facilities by 2025. Infosys and Wipro too, have said that they will adopt a hybrid model of work to help build social capital.