How Will Hybrid Model Work? Things Employees Should Know

While coronavirus cases are on the rise in the country, there is a renewed interest among employees in knowing their company’s plans to work from home. Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and HCL Tech have already announced their plans for hybrid working. While IT companies have also encouraged employees to physically go to offices, the workforce is largely remote.

Some IT companies have also started calling their employees to the office on a limited number of days a week. Most of the time, however, companies work remotely. “With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, the end of working from home does not seem near,” said an industry executive.

According to a recent survey by TeamLease, leading staffing and staffing agency TeamLease, just over 58 percent of responding organizations, from industries ranging from technology to manufacturing to BFSI to FMCG to retail to healthcare to automotive, believe 2022 is the year in which offices will be completely office-based. Only about 5 percent of respondents said they plan to remain a virtual organization for the foreseeable future.

While 43.5 percent of HR leaders admit their employees want to return to work, 76.78 percent of organizations want their employees to choose their work model, according to the survey.
Tata Consultancy Services’ plan for working from home

TCS has already announced its plan to implement the hybrid work model – a mix of both work from the office and work from home. Recently, it explained 3Es (Enable, Embrace and Empower) of its hybrid model in a letter to employees. For the time being, the company largely works remotely.

In the letter, TCS told its employees that working from home involves too many distractions from the environment, including household chores, schooling for children and taking care of pets. With no clear division or boundary between work and home, it is entirely possible to get into an “always online” mode. This requires some constructive thinking and prioritizing ‘holistic living’ over ‘eat-work-sleep’.

It said organizations need to do more than just lip service, marketing calls, press releases — they need to focus on and enable the right conditions and environment to make remote working easier. “Both organizations and individuals need to be empowered in new ways to work anywhere.”
Infosys’ hybrid model

Infosys has a three-phase work-from-home plan. In the first phase, the company will encourage employees who are in their home locations where DCs (development centers) are located or in the outlying area close to the DCs to come to the office twice a week.

In the second phase, Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy said the company will encourage people outside of the cities in DC to prepare in the coming months to see if they can return to their basic development centers. “Long-term, we’re looking at a hybrid model for work, depending on the customers, the regulations, and a number of other considerations,” Roy added.
HCL Tech Plan for working from home

The spokesperson for tech major HCL Technologies has said that one of the company’s top priorities is the safety and well-being of its employees and their families. “We also remain deeply committed to maintaining our business normality, ensuring uninterrupted service to our customers. We are currently monitoring the situation and will continue to operate in a hybrid model.”

The number of COVID-19 in India rose to 4,32.83,793 on Saturday as 13,216 more people tested positive for the viral disease and the number of active cases rose to 68,108, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health. This is the first time in 113 days that India has registered more than 13,000 cases. The death toll rose to 5,24,840 with 23 new fatalities.

Get all the latest news, breaking news, watch top videos and live TV here.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.