Undoubtedly, the covid-19 pandemic made the Work from Home concept the new normal in the corporate world. Now, after spending over one and half years working remotely, many companies including big IT firms such as Tata Consultancy Services or TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and others are planning return to the old normal.

These companies are embracing a hybrid model where one can work a few days from home and few days from office. It is also to be noted that under work from home, the employees have been allowed to do remote work or work from anywhere.

But, the liberty to 'work from anywhere' may not be there on a permanent basis! Employees reportedly need to be back in the location they were hired for.

Quoting a survey conducted by Deloitte, national media (Economic Times) reported that only 12% of companies are planning to give the choice to employees to work from anywhere on a permanent basis. Covering 450-plus organisations, the Deloitte survey revealed that barring the IT and ITeS sectors, companies belonging to most other sectors are not willing to approve the liberty of working from anywhere.

Meanwhile, the national media stated that companies across sectors want to get their employees back to the same city where they are posted or hired for or the base location. This is being done to foster collaboration among teams. Considering the issues like hardware infra, data privacy, better productivity, and employee bonding, companies want employees to return to base locations.

Though IT companies like TCS, Infosys and Wipro among others have allowed the flexibility to work from anywhere, TCS has already asked employees to return to base location.


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