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    From Infosys To TCS, Companies Rebooting Ops In The New Normal, WFH Mode

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    The New Normal Is Here
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    The New Normal Is Here

    Remote working was once considered a perk for senior leaders but the Covid-19 pandemic changed that. As countries went into lockdown mode to stop the spread of the virus, work-from-home became a reality for millions of office workers. While organizations may have struggled to adapt initially, many employers found that the benefits of remote working outweighed the drawbacks and are now looking to extend the work-from-home experiment.

    Here are a few companies that are exploring long-term or permanent work-from-home options.

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    Partial WFH At Infosys
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    Partial WFH At Infosys

    Infosys is exploring a flexible work-from-home model where a section of employees will work from home while others will work from the office. Speaking at the 39th Infosys Annual General Meeting, UB Pravin Rao, COO, Infosys, said it was too early to say how many will work from the office in the future.

    Currently, 95 per cent of Infosys employees are working from home and Rao said the company is in no hurry to bring them back to the office.

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    TCS Goes For 75:25 Ratio
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    TCS Goes For 75:25 Ratio

    Earlier this month, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it was exploring a permanent work-from-home option for its employees. The company hopes to have 75 per cent of its employees working from home by 2025 and the other 25 per cent working from the office only 25 per cent of the time.

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    Remote Working For Unacademy
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    Remote Working For Unacademy

    Ed-tech startup Unacademy announced last month that 60 per cent of its 1,000-strong workforce will work from home permanently. “We did a bunch of experiments in the past two months.

    Apart from a few core teams like product and content, where we need a lot of interactions and meetings on a daily basis everything can be moved remotely,” said co-founder Gaurav Munjal in an interview.

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    Waiting For The Cure
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    Waiting For The Cure

    Gaming unicorn Dream Sports (which includes brands like Dream11, FanCode and DreamX) has allowed employees to work from home until a cure or vaccine is available for coronavirus.

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    Permanent WFH At Spinny
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    Permanent WFH At Spinny

    Online used cars platform Spinny recently decided to allow 80 per cent of its 500-strong workforce to work from home permanently. Going forward, the sales, operations and customer support teams would not be required to be physically present at the office.

    “We took this decision after evaluating the impact of remote work during the lockdown,” chief executive Niraj Singh said in an interview with a brand website. “The productivity wasn’t compromised during remote work and since our operations were completely shut, we worked on several products, features and designed new campaigns till May 8.

    The outputs were encouraging,” he added.

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