Indian IT on Return to Work Post Covid

Indian IT industry is having diverse views about post covid return to work practice. Some IT leaders consider Work from Home a failure, and some consider it a good practice and want to continue with it even post covid.

Last year, social networking platform Twitter agreed with allowing a large number of its employees to work from home permanently. Even Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, expects that almost 50% of its employees will be working remotely in about the next ten years.

While Twitter and Facebook support remote working, Indian IT companies like JPMorgan do not find it an effective and efficient option.

On post covid return to work in the office, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy, Satish Kannan highlighted many advantages of working from the office. Along with improving productivity, collaboration, and coordination amongst the team members, it also helps strengthen the relationship between them and safeguard the physical and mental health of employees.
Even GuruQ’s founder and CEO, Minal Anand, wants to return to work in the office, allowing the team to better coordinate and collaborate.

Tally Solutions, a Bengaluru headquartered, Business software provider, feel that there are many personal and professional reasons because employees prefer to work in the office.
Another Indian IT company LogiNext says that, even though employees have adapted themselves according to work from home, employees miss the flexibility and empathy they used to experiment in the office. The company has decided to start the offices slowly.

But a post covid return to work can only be possible after complete vaccination. The Senior Director-HR of Acer, Bhasker Bhandary, said that more than 50% of its employees have already taken the first dose of vaccine and expect 100% vaccination of their employees by the end of July 2021.

Since currently, 100% return to work in an office is impossible, so Indian IT companies are adopting hybrid solutions. In a mail to its employees, IT giant Google allowed 60% of them to work from the office, few days a week, 20% in another office and the rest 20% would have to work remotely from home.

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