Infosys, a multinational IT company, has introduced a new work policy for its employees based in the United States and Canada. The company has mandated a five-day work week requiring employees to be physically present in the office.
Approximately 30,000 employees in these two countries will be affected by this policy change. Infosys has also made it clear that working remotely will only be allowed under special circumstances with prior permission.
Infosys has also issued a warning to its employees regarding the consequences of non-compliance with the new work policy. Failure to adhere to the policy may result in disciplinary measures being taken.
This move by Infosys aligns with the recent trend seen in other major IT companies like Google and TCS, who have also implemented similar mandates for employees to return to the office. TCS has cautioned its employees to work from the office, while Google has faced employee protests over its three-day office work requirement.
The Covid-19 pandemic significantly transformed the corporate working landscape, with remote work becoming a common practice. However, it seems that many companies are now shifting away from remote work and now no longer consider it as a long-term option.
While employees in the United States and Canada will be required to work from the office, employees in India are following a phased approach to a back to office-based work.