Big Indian Companies Like TCS, Paytm, HCL, Infosys Refuse To Start 100% Work From Office! Find Out Why?
IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys are continuing its hybrid model of working.
While there are some companies that have asked their employees to return to the office. However, due to the fear of health ministry many companies are allowing their employees to work from home.
Hybrid Model To Continue
A US-based IT company Synopsys’ Noida unit asked the employees to work from office. But soon after a COVID-19 case among the staff was reported, they were all asked to work from home. An IT engineer working with the company said that “We were asked to join the office physically last month. However, when an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19, the office was closed for employees and work from home restored”.
Paytm has also decided to allow its employees to continue with work from home as the Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma recently said in a tweet that “We at Paytm allow you to work from home/anywhere for product, tech and business roles”.
Amongst other IT companies, TCS as well as Infosys have already informed about their decision to continue with the hybrid model of working in the long term.
As of now, only 5% of the company executives go to office physically now, they are mostly the senior executives.
TCS’ 25×25 Policy
TCS announced its 25×25 policy wherein it will require not more than 25 per cent of the company’s associates to work from an office at any given point in time, and they need not spend more than 25 per cent of their time in the office.
Speaking on the occasional operating zones (OOZ) and hot desk, TCS said that it has set up agile work seats worldwide. This allows its associates to work and engage with fellow team members from any TCS office.
In a letter to its employees, the company also explained 3Es (Enable, Embrace and Empower), its hybrid model of working.
The long term plans for the hybrid model of work, depending upon the clients, regulatory environment and a number of other considerations have also been announced by the company.
Nilanjan Roy, CFO, Infosys said that “This will be a phased approach and we are reviewing it every quarter. Currently, 95 per cent of the workforce is at home, while only 5 per cent senior executives are coming to offices”.
HCL Technologies said that the safety and well-being of its employees and their families is a top priority for them and is continuing the hybrid model.