TCS ends permanent remote working for employees

The employees who had been working from home 100% will now be required to come to the office based on the needs of their role

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Permanent remote working has come to an end for employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as the IT giant has instructed all employees to return to office desks. The employees who had been working from home 100% will now be required to come to the office based on the needs of their role.

In a recent interview with Financial Express, TCS confirmed that they will not be continuing with 100% remote work for all employees. N. Ganapathy Subramaniam, chief operating officer, TCS, stated that there is a growing understanding that by coming to the office, more work gets accomplished, particularly for employees who joined the company in the last two years. He added that when they come to the office, they see a different view of TCS, and a different view of their own position in comparison to their colleagues.

Last year, TCS sent an official email to employees informing them to come back to the office three days a week or as per the schedule set by their team supervisor. An official email to the employees read, “Senior leaders of TCS have been working from TCS offices for a while now and our customers are also visiting TCS offices. Your respective managers will now roster you to work from the TCS office for at least 3 days in a week.”

Previously, in May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan introduced the 25×25 model, under which the company aimed to have 25 per cent of its workforce return to the office by 2025. This also applies to employees who joined TCS after 2020 and have never physically visited the office.

The official email sent to employees last year stated that this will also be an opportunity to welcome a significant number of new colleagues who have joined TCS in the last two years, most of whom have not yet been in a TCS office.

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