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75% of 4.5 lakh TCS employees to permanently work from home by 2025: Post-COVID

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Coronavirus pandemic is going to bring various scope and opportunities in India post COVID-19 . New model adopted by India’s number 1 IT company TCS, called 25/25 will require far less office space.

 

Decision came after the firm briskly moved 90% of its workforce to an operating model called secure borderless work spaces.

 

The crisis has provided an opportunity to India’s largest IT firm to discard its 20-year-old operating model and leapfrog into a new mode of work. A new report says, 75% of 4.5 lakh TCS employees to permanently work from home by ’25, from the current of 20%.

 

TCS will ask a vast majority of 75% of its 4.48 lakh employees globally (including 3.5 lakh in India) to work from home, up from the industry average of 20% today. The new model called 25/25 will require far less office space than occupied today. “We don’t believe that we need more than 25% of our workforce at our facilities in order to be 100% productive,” says TCS’s NG Subramaniam, chief operating officer-TCS.

 

TCS says, briskly moved 90% of its 4,48,000 employees post-lockdown to an operating model it calls Secure Borderless Work Spaces (SBWS). In a letter to employees TCS CEO and Rajesh Gopinathan, MD  wrote SBWS had seen 35,000 meetings, 406000 calls, and 340 lakh messages across TCS on the digital collaboration platform.

 

TCS has invested in creating SBWS over the past few years. “We have come out stronger and our model is more proven than ever before,” TCS’s CEO and MD Rajesh Gopinathan says. 

 

The crisis has provided an opportunity to India’s largest IT firm to discard its 20-year-old operating model and leapfrog into a new mode of work. Now others leaders in Indian IT service sector WIPRO, HCL, INFOSYS and others to follow, else they will lose competitive advantage in human capital. There are many MNC companies including IBM, Cisco, Microsoft have more work flexibility options for employees.

 

 

Expert says, with this another problem is quiet expected for the growth Real estate Industry ,would go slump for a big time.

 

Running up to 2025, TCS will ask a vast majority of 75% of its 4.48 lakh employees globally (including 3.5 lakh in India) to work from home, up from the industry average of 20% today. The new model called 25/25 will require far less office space than occupied today. “We don’t believe that we need more than 25% of our workforce at our facilities in order to be 100% productive,” says NG Subramaniam, COO-TCS.

 

The decision came after TCS briskly moved 90% of its 4,48,000 employees post-lockdown to an operating model it calls Secure Borderless Work Spaces (SBWS). In a letter to employees TCS CEO and MD Rajesh Gopinathan wrote SBWS had seen 35,000 meetings, 406000 calls, and 340 lakh messages across TCS on the digital collaboration platform.

 

TCS has invested in creating SBWS over the past few years. “We have come out stronger and our model is more proven than ever before,” TCS’s CEO and MD Rajesh Gopinathan says. 

 

Subramaniam further said that, each employee should spend only 25% of  working time in office. This will also imply that of all the team members, only 75% of a project team may be in a single location and the rest will be dispersed across geographies.

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