Wipro Demands Partial Return To Work


Wipro, India’s fourth-largest IT services firm, is instituting a mandatory hybrid work policy that would require all employees to work from the office at least three days per week beginning November 15, 2023.

The policy change is part of a larger trend in Indian IT businesses summoning staff back to the office in order to boost cooperation and creativity. Tata Consultancy Services currently requires a full five-day workweek, while Infosys requires lower-level staff to be in the office at least 10 days each month.

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Wipro’s choice to implement a hybrid work paradigm shows the company’s conviction in the benefits of in-person contacts while simultaneously recognising the benefits of working from home.

“We have encouraged our employees to work from the office three times per week since May 2023.” “Currently, 55% of our employees come to the office three days a week,” a Wipro official told BQ Prime. “Recognising the immense benefits of in-person collaboration and innovation, we are now taking the next step in our workplace policy evolution and requiring all employees to work from the office three days a week, effective 15 November 2023.”

This transition to hybrid work corresponds with a slump in India’s IT services business. Top-tier IT businesses’ headcount has decreased, with net additions decreasing by over 40% in the current fiscal year. However, attrition rates have dropped to pre-pandemic levels, and utilisation has increased as staff return to work.

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