The number of COVID cases has come down considerably in twin cities, and the number of people who have got their two doses of vaccination has also increased. Given this scenario, keeping the larger picture in mind, the IT firms in Hyderabad and the international giants are slowly but consistently working towards adapting to a hybrid work model, where some employees will go to the office, some will work from new locations, and some will probably choose to permanently work from home.
The new normal for the IT world appears to be ‘hybrid.’ It’s the latest buzzword in the tech world, and while some companies are calling their employees back to work two to three times a week, others are doing a rotation job, while some other companies want their employees to book their seats a day or two in advance to come to the office.
It has to be noted that different models are being adapted based on the size of the company. Where the larger companies are looking at seat bookings, mid and small-size companies are looking at rotation model, shares Bharani K Aroll, president, Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA).
And it’s not just Hyderabad, globally too, tech giants like Google have sent emails to their employees mentioning the hybrid model. According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, 60 percent of their employees will work from the office, while 20 percent will work from new locations, and another 20 percent will work from home.
Indian tech giants like TCS, Wipro, and Infosys, too, have followed suit and maintained that their employees’ health is their top priority and that they are willing to adjust and reorganize.
As for the IT scene in Hyderabad, Aroll says most of the IT companies could be having their employees back due to full vaccination and reducing the number of COVID cases.