Tata Steel To Let Employees Work From Home Even After Pandemic
New Delhi: One of India’s premier companies, Tata Steel announced a new policy on Monday. It will let a large section of its workforce to work-from-home (WFH) even after the pandemic clears.
Under the new ‘Agile Working Models’ policy, officials who are required to be based out of a particular location can now work from home for unlimited days in a year, Tata Steel said in a statement.
“This policy is a shift in mindset from monitoring to creating a trust and outcome-based work culture. Flexible working not only portrays an organisation’s intent to create a workplace for the upcoming generations but also solidifies its intent to cater to the needs of its diversified workforce across geographies,” Suresh Dutt Tripathi, vice president, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel said.
He highlighted the fact that flexible working will help employees support families better, like ageing parents or spouse with a non-transferable job.
Many tech companies such as Twitter have allowed employees to work indefinitely. Google, Microsoft and other major IT players have extended WFH till next year.