Well, the IT companies feel that their employee productivity increased rather obviously thanks to the work from home (WFH) mode. But, on the other hand, the employees now working from home are saturated and burned out and want to return to the office at the earliest.
The pandemic has impacted the lives of IT professionals in Hyderabad in a way that they would not have imagined ever before. Many complain that they simply want to return to their offices and sit in their cubicles and spend time with colleagues while brainstorming with their teammates.
However, almost all the tech giants don’t seem to be in a mood to let their employees work physically from office spaces any time soon. In fact, data by Nasscom says that 95 percent of the workforce in the IT sector has smoothly transitioned into WFH mode. Almost all top-notch companies maintain that they have seen an increase in productivity. HCL puts the figure at 16-17 percent.
On the other hand, are the hassled and almost drained out employees who just need a word ‘go’ from the IT companies to return to offices. The pressures of working in smaller spaces, accommodating each other’s timings and work hours, managing home and children, even the elderly, has led to severe problems in homes of IT professionals.
They are crying hoarse about missing out on work-life balance and feel that their efficiency is getting marred due to working in isolation. However, companies have a counter logic for this, too – they say teams that have been working together for a long time can function efficiently even in WFH mode. Of course, some problems are bound to arise when the teams are new; they point out.