At one end we talk about a culture of trust in organisations, and on the other end, we still have an attendance system to measure work hours and also to maintain a record of who has punched in when.
Isn’t it a kind of hypocrisy?
Redington India is one company, which has decided to do away with this practice which probably started with the early industrialisation days. The company has discontinued the attendance system for its employees in India, and the rule will be applicable for all Redington employees in India irrespective of whether they work from office, home, or any other remote location.
The objective is to truly transform to the post-pandemic norms of work culture, workstyle, and workplace.
Sundar Rajan G, vice president, HR, Redington India, says, in an official communique, “We, at Redington believe that trust is at the core of our culture. The employees of Redington are self-motivated individuals with strong commitment towards the company and its growth. By removing the attendance system, we are not only aiming to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of our workforce, but also strengthen mutual trust and passion.”
Redington provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for all categories of information technology, telecom, lifestyle, healthcare, and solar products. The company started its operations in 1993, and in June, the Board had approved a name change for the company, to Redington Redington. The company has an employee strength of close to 4,000 people.