Like other IT companies, TCS is bringing back its employees to offices with the new work model as the pandemic threat is decreased to some extent due to a fast-moving vaccination drive.
Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran believes that in-person interactions are a ‘social necessity.’ TCS plans to execute the TCS Vision 25*25, in which a maximum of only 25 percent of its employees will be in the office at any given time by the year 2025. With the new work model, the world may never go back to the conventional norms of full shifts completed in offices five or six days a week.
Many IT companies, including TCS, adopt a new work model, which allows for flexibility and other accommodations. Under the new work model, employees will work some days from home and fewer days from the office.
TCS is working to change its workplaces and make arrangements for the employees’ safety, security, and primary health needs. It has also assured employees that it will carefully consider return-to-work readiness using data and real-time news.
Tech for transition –
TCS Safe Workplace is a solution developed by the company to help with the transition to the new work model. The solutions involve a set of apps and a dashboard.
It collects feedback and automates return to work processes, including contact tracing, shift management, and workplace planning. In addition, all of this will complete in four weeks.
TCS also uses a Risk Assessment Model which evaluates factors like –
- Vaccination status of employee
- Testing the employee’s place of residence
- Risk Assessment of areas
- Basic health parameters at the office
- Employee’s willingness to getting back to the office
- Employee satisfaction and safety
The company has previously said that it will be bringing back its employees not all at once but in a phased manner. However, the exact details of how employees will function under this new work model will only emerge in mid-July when the company will declare its quarter 2 FY 22 performance results.