Mumbai: Amid the trend of work from home due to the corona epidemic, the Tata Sons chairman said he would ask employees to come to office after the epidemic is over as mutual discussion is a social need. N Chandrasekaran, chairman of TATA consultancy services (TCS), the country's largest software exporter, said that even though a new hybrid model of working has been adopted in the present situation, TCS will ask its employees to come to office and work in future when the epidemic is over.
Addressing the annual meeting of the TCS, he said, "I don't want to say that people need to meet each other, but it is a social need." After the epidemic is over, there will be change, people will be asked to go to work. "At present, 97 per cent of the company's employees are working from home due to the epidemic. This new way of working is now normal. We believe that in the future, a large number of people will work from home and sometimes even come to the office. This will be a new way of working.''
Chandrasekaran is the chairman of Tata Sons as well as chairman of the group's companies. When asked by a shareholder what would happen to the company's big premises and real estate if people continued to work from home?" In response, he said, "We still believe that offices will be required. Their consumption levels may be low, but once people start coming to work, there will be a lot of collaborative workplaces available in the offices.''