50% Indian IT Employees Demand Work From Home To End; 60% Firms Ready To Start Office
Looks like the “work from home” policy has lost its charm! As many as 50% of IT employees from the IT sector are now rejecting the work from home policy and are asking to be allowed to work from their homes for at least thrice a week.
A survey by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) has revealed that almost 50 percent of IT employees want the work from home policy ended.
The survey was conducted across 6,002 employees and 156 IT firms.
Employees Ask For Work From Home Policy To End; Prefer Working From Workplace
38% of the employees aged 40 and above have stated that they would like to start working from their workplaces as compared to 36% of the respondents that are aged below 25. Whereas, 26% of the employees in the age group 25-40 want to go back to their workplaces to work.
As per the survey, 60 percent of the companies will now be ready to be reopened by January, and 72% of the companies were in favor of getting their offices to function with half the strength at a time.
The survey has revealed that 66 percent of the employees are happy with the work from home model and one-third of the employees favored working from home for more than three days a week.
57% Companies To Reopen Offices In Three Months
57% of companies are looking forward to reopening offices in three months and 30% companies will reopen after three to six months.
Most of the employees, 28 per cent, who were in favor of working from office have stated better infrastructure as the reason for this opinion, whereas 20 percent cited work-life balance. 36 percent responded that working from their workplaces would help improve the relationship with the employer.
The three major reasons that were stated for reopening offices are organisational culture (51 per cent), cyber/information security (28 per cent) and seriousness of projects (21 per cent).
On the other hand, the top benefits that employees stated in the work from home model are Protection from COVID (68 per cent), improved productivity (13 per cent), convenient/flexible working hours (13 per cent) and better communication with colleagues (eight per cent).