With most organisations asking their staff to return to office, in phases, or instructing them to work from home until the end of 2020, or even till mid 2021, Tech Mahindra has gone ahead and left the decision to its employees.
The Indian multinational technology company, taking into consideration the mental state of its employees amidst the uncertainty surrounding the economy, has given them the option to either work from home or return to work from office, whichever mode they are comfortable with.
The Company has taken all necessary steps to make the workplace safe for the staff, in terms of hygiene, sanitisation and social-distancing norms. The temperatures, blood pressure and oxygen levels of the employees will be checked daily. The Company will keep a tab on the mood of the employees as well.
Google was the first company to allow its employees to continue working from home till July 2021. Facebook has also allowed its staff to work remotely until July next year and announced a $1000 allowance to fulfil their ‘home office’ requirements. Twitter, on the other hand, has permitted its employees to follow the work from home arrangement permanently, that is, forever! American software company, Salesforce, which is headquartered in San Francisco, has asked its employees to continue working from home until July 2021.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the first IT multinationals to embrace work from home for its staff in April, has revealed its plans to have 75 per cent of its staff working from home over the next five years!