Indian IT bellwether Infosys is urging employees to come back to the office in a phased manner, as per an internal communication circulated amongst employees. The note says that the company is going to adopt a ‘three phase work from office plan’. TCS, India’s largest IT services company and one of Infosys’ competition firms, has already commenced a hybrid model to bring back employees to offices in a phased approach.
Krishnamurthy Shankar, Executive Vice President and Group Head of Human Resource Development at Infosys said in the email that their approach will allow flexibility to employees and is not a “one size-fits-all approach.”
Infosys’s internal communication says that the first phase of the plan would allow employees to “come to the office twice a week based as per their convenience.” In the second phase, employees would be allowed transfer or relocate to a branch office of their choice. As per Infosys’ website, the company has 247 locations in 54 countries.
The final phase would involve the company drawing feedback from both the previous phases to determine its hybrid-work policy, the note highlighted.
The company’s HR head also said, “It will be exciting to see how our teams will explore their own return to office plans by creatively and pragmatically blending project and business imperatives along with collective working convenience.”
It is worth noting that the company’s CEO, Salil Parekh, had highlighted that the company is planning to bring back all employees to office. He also noted that Infosys would also try to provide flexibility to its employees while transitioning to working from the office.
“My sense is over time, we will make all the support necessary to employees so that more and more employees can return to the office. There are of course several client situations that require specific action. Those will be followed as per clients’ requirements but wherever we are able to provide some flexibility, we will continue to provide flexibility,” the CEO noted. BusinessToday