New Delhi: Even as the coronavirus pandemic is far from over and cases are on the rise in India, information technology firms Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys are sticking to their hybrid model of operation. Other IT firms are also using the same system. Some organizations recently reopened their offices and called their employees back to work, but rising COVID-19 cases forced them to return to work from home.
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Paytm recently allowed its employees to continue working from home. Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma recently tweeted, “At Paytm we allow you to work from home/anywhere for product, technology and business jobs.”
TCS and Infosys, two of India’s largest IT firms, have already announced their intention to stick with the hybrid approach of working in the long run. Only 5% of the firm’s executives, mainly senior executives, are physically present in the office.
TCS has also announced the implementation of 2525 policy along with setting up of Occasional Operating Zones (OOZs) and Hot Desks. The policy of 2525 requires that no more than 25% of the company’s associates work from an office at any one time, and that they spend no more than 25% of their time in the office.
Tata Consultancy Services said it has installed agile work seats around the world, allowing its associates to work and connect with fellow team members from any TCS location in occasional operating zones (OOZs) and hot desks. permission is granted. In a letter to its employees, TCS spoke about the 3E (Enable, Embrace and Empower) along with its hybrid way of working.
Meanwhile, HCL Technologies has stated that the safety and well-being of its employees and their families is one of the top objectives of the company. It has said that the company is committed to maintain the normalcy of business while assuring continuous services to its customers, and it will continue to operate under a hybrid format.