In a bid to move things closer towards pre-pandemic normalcy, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has announced that the Company will working towards getting 70-80 per cent of its 5,00,000 workforce back to working from office by the end of 2021.
Economic Times reported that the Company will move ahead with the plan depending on how the pandemic situation plays out. However, as of now, the plan is to facilitate its employees’ return to office by the end of 2021 or early next year, that is, 2022.
This will mark an end to nearly two years of work from home operation for the Company. Irrespective of how the third wave evolves, TCS will adopt a hybrid work model, a permanent change introduced by the pandemic in its operation. In this, about 25 per cent of the Company’s staff will work from home by 2025.
The Company, however, is yet to explore the logistics of the implementation of a hybrid work model system.
N. Ganapathy Subramaniam, chief operational officer, TCS, had earlier revealed to the media that almost 50 per cent of the Company’s employees were in favour of returning to office. He further said that it is time to replenish the social capital that an office environment fosters.
As per reports, about 90 per cent of the TCS staff has been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.