Will work from home be the new normal for software companies?
Post-lockdown, with industrial units and offices of private companies opening, it seems this is not the case with IT companies. Will the people working in the IT sector continue to work from home for the next year or so makes for an interesting topic to discuss.
Ever since the lockdown due to COVID 19, a sudden change was brought in the working culture of software companies. An IT workforce which used to work mostly at plush offices in IT hubs, all of a sudden started working from home. Though work from home was not a new concept for the IT sector, software companies used to resort to it sparingly. Now India has started exiting from the lockdown and industries, factories, shops and hotels have started opening. People have started going to work. But not so in the IT companies. They continue to work from home and don't seem to be in a hurry to revert back to their original way of work. Most IT companies have already kind of announced that they will continue with the present arrangement for a few more months. Companies like TCS, which employs nearly 5 lakh employees, India's largest, has even indicated that three-fourth of its employees will continue to work from home till 2025.
So, what does it all suggest? Will work from home be the new normal for the Tech companies?