88% Companies Will Order Employees To Work From Office; Only 12% Say Yes To 100% WFH

After the arduously long lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic, now it seems like the situation is coming back to the good old normal. All economic activities seem to be getting back on track. The Economy is opening up slowly as factories, markets have opened to their full potential. Trains and buses are also running at full capacity. In such a situation, the culture of work from home might be slowly waning away.

Hybrid work model with a tweak

When the WFH culture started many predicted that the hybrid workplace model is here to stay. And in some sense, it might be true. But for employees at most corporates, this WFH is likely to come with a tweak: employees will need to be back in the location you were hired for. According to findings from a Deloitte survey, only 12% of companies are planning to give the choice to employees to work from any city on a permanent basis.

As per the survey report, only in the IT/ITeS sector, one out of four companies plan to give employees the option to work from any city permanently. Most other industries are not inclined towards allowing location flexibility (remote working). The survey covered more than 450 organizations to come with a result.

Better collaboration is the main reason for this inclination

Companies across sectors said that promoting collaboration among teams is one of the main reasons why they want employees to return to base locations. This will also enable them to deal with other issues such as hardware infra, data privacy, better productivity, and employee bonding,

Harshil Mathur, the CEO of fintech unicorn Razorpay, said while they would be recruiting some new hires purely for remote work roles, current employees would be working out of the locations they were hired for.

So, very soon it will become necessary for a majority of the employees to get out of their native places and come back to work in the cities they were hired for. How it affects the whole ecosystem will be interesting to watch.

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