100% Work From Home Will Never Be A Reality Again! Infosys, TCS & Others Expect 20-50% Work From Office Employees
And the battle between working from home and working from the office continues!
While some companies are happily adopting the completely work from home policies, there are some other companies who are in favor of hybrid or completely working from the office.
IT companies and startups are mostly constituting the first category.
Top Companies In Favor Of Work From Home Policy
Top companies like Infosys, Oracle, PhonePe, and Meesho have totally discarded the work from office policies, and are allowing their staff to work from the places of their comfort.
Even as coronavirus cases are increasing again in India, companies have decided to go with a wait-and-watch approach on ending the work-from-home model and calling employees to work from the office.
The companies had been encouraging the staff to join the office physically; but now that Covid-19 cases are increasing again, the firms are watching the situation closely and waiting for the government’s instructions.
The executive vice-president, head of HR, Infosys, said, “This has helped us in meeting challenges caused by spikes in infections over the past two years. Our view is that the future will be hybrid with a mix of employees coming in daily, some working fully remote and the rest using a mix of both modes.”
However, he also went on to say that taking into account future COVID scenarios, a hybrid model is expected to be implemented, wherein around 40-50% of employees will work from their offices on any given day.
Tata Consultancy Services
TCS has asked its employees to come back to the office as things are slowly coming back to normal. However, not more than 25% of the employees would be working from the company’s workplaces at the same time, as confirmed by a senior HR manager.
Meesho, the online shopping app company has reportedly discussed several work models for the future and finally decided on a “boundary-less” approach.
Ashish Kumar Singh, chief HR officer, Meesho, said: “Technol- ogy emerged as the tipping point and work from home reached its full potential [during the pandemic]. The future of work, therefore, will be defined on the pillars of employee flexi- bility and empowerment…”
FMCG giant Nestle is planning to continue with the hybrid model of work and is requesting employees to attend the office physically only if it’s absolutely necessary.