Why do Leaders want employees to come to the office every day?

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why leaders want employees to come to office every working day
India’s largest IT Services Provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has sent emails to employees asking them to work from an office at least three days a week. The company also said any non-compliance will be taken seriously.

Covid-19 has changed the perspective of working for employees and organizations. Companies have come forward with different models of working including working from home, hybrid Model, and working from the office.

A global leadership development and human resources consulting firm, Amogh Deshmukh, MD at DDI India said, “Most leaders feel that employees need to get back to the office because productivity is dipping – much in contrast to the early observations that work-from-home had raised productivity.”

“In some situations, the CEOs had to step in and explain what the purpose is. If that’s the state at the top of the house of most organizations, imagine what would happen at mid and junior levels (if many are working remotely),” he added.

But even more than productivity, Deshmukh says, is the need to build a purpose-driven organization. Every organization’s website has a purpose statement on why their organization exists a statement that defines the culture of the company and builds loyalty.

A survey conducted also reveled the same concerns:

  1. End productivity paranoia: 87% of employees report they are productive at work, but 85% of leaders say the shift to hybrid work has made it challenging to have confidence their employees are being productive. Leaders need to create clarity and alignment around company goals, eliminate busy work that doesn’t support those goals, and listen to their people — 57% of companies rarely if ever, collect employee feedback.
  2. Embrace that people come in for each other: 73% of employees say they need a better reason to go into the office besides company expectations — but they would be motivated to go in if they could socialize with co-workers (84%) or rebuild team bonds (85%). Digital communication will be crucial to keep people connected inside and out of the office — both employees and leaders rank communication as the No. 1 most critical skill needed to be successful in their roles this year.
  3. Re-skill to re-recruit your employees: 55% of employees say the best way to develop their skills is to change companies. However, they also say they would stay longer at their company if it was easier to change jobs internally (68%) or if they could benefit more from learning and development support (76%).

The data makes clear that hybrid work has created a growing disconnect between employees and leaders. They’re at odds about what constitutes productivity, how to maintain autonomy while ensuring accountability, the benefits of flexibility, and the role of the office.

As per the latest move, India’s largest IT Services Provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has sent emails to employees asking them to work from an office at least three days a week. The company also said any non-compliance will be taken seriously.

The companies have been coming forward in bringing their employees back to the office. There will be several other companies that will follow the steps so that they have 100% strength.

4 COMMENTS

  1. 👍the middle path solution is distributed offices.
    rather than one big centralized office, companies should have multiple small offices / co-working spaces across different cities. This will give higher productivity of working from office and reduce wasting time in traffic in big cities. (personal opinion)

  2. Wasting too much time traffic eating outside food and dying too much early that is thing tcs want not care if you work in office or home you can work from our computer no difference it will make only reason is that they want so case odc to customers loot money and cheating provide less hike tcs has old and aged people thay do not have that.much courage to take discusses in it company

  3. @Rudhra: i absolutely agree with..also i woold add one thing, most leaders in India consider them as bosses and they just want to control the employees…and micro manage..!
    India still has not come out of the slavery mindset created since british ruled them for 150 years..!
    Not sure when this is going to be changed!

  4. I truly agree that it is a true bossism and they really want to boss around people. Promote humiliation and choose the great boot lickers as their next stepup leader. Indirectly use your sub leaders to harass employees, harass female emloyees, create challenges so the employees fail so you can coach and provide feedback in the name of leadership. These leaders are drawing huge salaries for doing nothing, so atleast controlling the employees they can showoff they are true leaders like venomous snakes. These are nothing but indian brishers. Trust me it is 100% slavery. The world is now matured. People look out for 100’s of self employment. Let the leaders work like slaves. People create your back up’s for yourself & alternate incomes so you can quit these jobs anytime you wish. Any leaders harass the bottom line employees. Never hesitate to bring them to legal. Leaders can make their own rule or law inside office. But indian law is same for every one. Be smart, dont fear. Everyone has right to live and earn happiness. Offices are pure busines using young minds for cheap labor & cost. Dont trust anyone unless it makes some difference to you. Also coming to offices, they are paying huge rents & maintenance charges. There is definitely room for unknown billing & under the table business. Boys please understand the actual purpose of coming to office. Communication. & better productivity is one side of the coin. Peoples have slogged their lives for decades. Nothing has changed their lives except for paying back loans with lifetime emi’s.

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