5-Day Work Week Won’t Happen: Work From Home Will Continue For Most Employees

Gone are the days when you used to get up early in the morning, get ready, and then march on to the office, at least five days of the week. In the new normal, you get up sluggishly, And just seat in front of the rectangular screen in your house and you take on the world. And it looks like this way of working will be part of your life even after your office calls you back.

Apparently, Remote work will be part of modern culture, even if the other things go back to the pre-pandemic levels. According to a survey conducted in 25 countries that there will be no five-day week in the office for employees anymore, at least in the near future.

Working from home is here to stay

As per the report by OECD, both employees and managers are of the opinion that working from home had a positive impact on them in terms of performance and wellbeing. And hence the proportion of staff teleworking at least one day a week is expected to be much higher than before the pandemic.

Surprisingly, it was also found that job postings on Indeed, an employment website, saw a substantial increase in advertised work from home during Covid lockdowns across the globe. However, there was only a modest reversal to this trend when the restrictions eased.

Many offices, especially in the IT sector, are opening up, most of them are adapting to the hybrid model. In this new work culture, the employees require to attend only three days a week and work from home the rest of the days.

Indian companies are gearing up for hybrid model

A while back TCS had announced its plan of eventually turning to a hybrid model 25 x 25. Under this model, the company aims to achieve a work culture wherein 25% of its associates will need to work out of facilities at any point of time. At the same time, the employees will not need to spend more than 25% of their time at work.

N.R. Narayana Murthy owned IT major Infosys also planning to follow a hybrid model while going forward. Another IT giant, Wipro also had called back its employees in the office twice a week. Earlier this year, Nasscom also noted that IT companies are keener to bring back their employees for three days a week instead of the usual five days.

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