TCS modifies appraisal system, motivates staff to ‘return to office’

Managers and team leaders received an email from TCS about adding a new goal to its appraisal system. The company plans to implement a 25/25/25 model for its mode of operation.

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Business Today has reported that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT services company, has modified its evaluation system to include a component for days when employees work in the office. An email was sent to managers and team leads in the company instructing them to assign a ‘Return to Office’ goal to all team members.

According to an email sent to managers and team leads, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has added a new goal to its appraisal system – ‘Return to Office’, with a target of working an average of 3 days a week from the nearest TCS office. A TCS spokesperson told Business Today that the appraisals are meant to be a feedback and improvement mechanism for associates and cover a range of expectations such as work performance, collaborative working, learning, professional conduct, and other relevant areas.

Ganapathy Subramaniam, the chief operating officer and executive director of TCS, had previously stated to Business Today that the company plans to implement a 25/25/25 model for its mode of working.

According to this model, by 2025, all employees will only be required to spend 25 per cent of their time in the office, and at any given time, only 25 per cent of employees will need to be physically present at TCS offices. However, this latest initiative by the company is receiving mixed reactions from the HR experts that Business Today interviewed.

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