India’s largest IT services provider, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been working on work from home/hybrid model ever since COVID-19.
Recently, TCS has taken to social media platforms to convince employees to return to work from the office. The company has shared on Facebook and Instagram certain expressive posts and videos about working from the office.
The company shared a post on the social media platform saying, “The TCS Breakout Area is missing all the action. Time to get there and make some noise.”
The company has also shared certain posts on Instagram regarding the same. One of the posts stated, “It’s time to relive all the fun moments with your coworkers. ‘Chair’ your favorite work stories with us in the comments below. Welcome back! #TogetherWeBelong“
However, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, TCS said in the press conference on July 8, “On an immediate basis, we’ll continue to drive the return to office mode because as you have said the 25 by 25 plan needs to be executed in a more controlled manner and it needs to be you know so the path to that will first involve getting back to a more normal working environment and then getting back getting to the permanent hybrid environment.”
“So, this 20% we’ll keep on subject to of course anything else, but we will keep on driving that 20% back to our regular ones definitely well above 50-60, 70-80-mark kind of as we go forward. We should see steady progress on it every month from now on”, Rajesh Gopinathan added.
Currently, senior management of the company is working from office to encourage employees to return back to the offices. And close to 20% of TCS workforce has returned back to office.
Earlier, The company has been operating under the 25/25 model will be implemented. Under the 25X25 model, employees will not be required to work more than 25% of the time. Only 25% of staff in project teams can be co-located.
“This model will require no more than 25% of our associates to work from an office at any given point in time, and they need not spend more than 25% of their time in the office. But an important part of the journey to the 25/25 model is to first bring people back to physical offices and gradually transition into the hybrid work model” The company said on the 25X25 model.
TCS has added 14,136 employees in the April to June quarter with a total workforce of 6,06,331 employees globally and women account for 35.5 percent of the TCS workforce.
The company has a presence across cities like Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Nagpur, Indore, Varanasi, Baroda, Bhopal, and Gandhinagar among others.