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Tata Tightens Remote Work Strategy

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Citing issues with developing organizational culture and employee learning in a remote context, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has reiterated its stance on terminating remote work arrangements.

CEO of TCS K Kristhivasan emphasized the company’s view that crucial learning experiences come from seeing peers and superiors at work—experiences he believes are priceless in a work-from-home arrangement. He doubted the usefulness of remote work in promoting individual and organizational progress, emphasizing the importance of camaraderie and teamwork, which he believes cannot be adequately fostered through virtual connections.

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TCS COO NG Subramaniam also expressed concerns with the onboarding of new employees and maintaining organizational culture. Subramaniam raised concerns about TCS employees’ ability to absorb the organization’s principles and culture without physically working in an office setting, noting that a significant portion of the company’s staff joined during the pandemic. He emphasized the value of face-to-face connection for learning from more experienced colleagues and conveyed the organization’s view that the conventional office setting is the most efficient means of achieving this.

Subramaniam also warned staff members not to deviate from the return-to-office instructions for an extended period of time, emphasizing the possible repercussions of missing the new deadline of March 2024. He highlighted the necessity for strict controls that are only possible in a typical office setting by citing cybersecurity threats related to remote work.

A recent lease of 400,000 square feet of office space in Noida, India, by the organization, further demonstrates its dedication to its return-to-office program. The Times of India stated that this action demonstrates TCS’s sustained dedication to providing its employees with a physical office atmosphere.

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