With Omicron fears reducing and the number of people fully vaccinated crossing the 80 per cent mark, a majority of the IT and IT-enabled services want their employees to return to offices.
After almost 2 years of WFH, it will be a big change for organizations as well as employees to start working from offices. Although most companies plan to follow a flexible hybrid work model, it will still be a significant obstacle in the work life of IT employees.
In this backdrop, Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan who is the current Minister of Information Technology – Biotechnology, Higher Education, Science and Technology of Karnataka posted an online Twitter poll asking his followers what type of work model employees want to prefer ? “With companies calling employees back to office, what is your preference?”
The three options were ‘Nah, Prefer WFH’, ‘Office here I come’ and ’50:50(Hybrid model)’. After the time of 24 hours, the poll had elicited 2451 votes, with almost half (41 per cent) voting for the first option, indicating that many of the employees prefer ‘Work From Home’ as mode of work.
The second most preferred option was ’50:50(Hybrid model) with 30 per cent of those interacting with the poll voting for it. Next was ‘Office, Here I come’ with 23 per cent of poll votes.
Bangalore-based IT service provider Wipro has asked managers and above to return by March 3, 2022. However, they are currently called two days a week. Cognizant plans to open its offices on a voluntary return to the campus by April. Infosys will open its offices to a large segment of employees in the next 3-4 months until it is expected to continue with the hybrid work model until 2022.
Meanwhile, TCS and Infosys have also joined the trend of hybrid work models. Infosys plans to call the majority of its employees to its offices in the next 3 to 4 months. TCA has introduced a remote working policy that shapes the work from the ground up even when you have chosen WFH.
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