This Is How TCS, Infosys, HCL Plan To Start Work From Office Work Model: Hybrid Is The Future?
Considering the reducing COVID-19 cases in India, several companies are planning to call their employees back to offices.
IT Firms Calling Employees Back To Office
The companies are planning this with a plan to adopt a hybrid model of working in the long term.
With the changing scenarios, IT companies including TCS, Infosys and HCL Tech are now encouraging their employees to join back physical offices.
Some even went ahead like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and HCL Tech, they have already informed about their plans to adopt the hybrid model of working in the long term.
In the case of TCS, they are setting up hot desks and occasional operating zones (OOZs).
This would allow associates to plug in their system in any office around the country and get connected to the global workforce instantly.
Infosys Three-phased Plan
IT major, Infosys, has come up with a three-phased plan to call employees back to the office.
The company also plans flexibility for employees to join the company physically in the long term.
The Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy said, “We have already rolled out the first phase in April and under this, people who are in their home locations where DCs (development centers) are located or are in the upcountry town close to the DCs are being encouraged to come to the office twice a week,”.
Further, the company will encourage people who are outside the DC towns to start making preparations over the next few months to see if they can come back to their base development centers, in the second phase.
Roy said, “In the long term, we are looking at the hybrid model of work, depending upon the clients, regulatory environment and a number of other considerations,”.
HCL Hybrid Model And TCS 25X25 Policy
Concerning the same, HCL Tech said, “One of our top priorities is the safety and well-being of our employees and their families. We also remain deeply committed to maintaining our business normalcy, thereby ensuring uninterrupted services to our clients. Currently, we are monitoring the situation and continue to operate in a hybrid model.”
TCS has also announced its intention to adopt a 25×25 policy.
As part of this policy, more than 25 percent of the company’s associates will work from an office at any given point in time, and they need not spend more than 25 percent of their time in the office.