Work From Office: Wipro, India’s fourth largest software services firm has sent an e-mail to employees that states: “Starting November 15, employees must be present at their assigned office location for at least three days each week. This change aims to enhance teamwork and facilitate face-to-face interactions,” as reported by Moneycontrol. Wipro has also warned the employees of “consequences”. “Starting January 7, 2024, if they consistently fail to follow the policy, the company has informed employees that it is implementing a compulsory hybrid work policy.”
The “compulsory hybrid work policy” will come into effect from November 15 according to which employees have to be present in the office at least three days a week.
“Starting November 15, all employees must be present at their assigned office location for at least three days each week. This change aims to enhance teamwork, facilitate face-to-face interactions, and strengthen Wipro’s culture,” read the mail sent from Saurabh Govil, Wipro’s Chief Human Resources Officer.
The e-mail further said the change in policy would enhance communication, resolve issues promptly, foster team building, and collaboration, and will strengthen relations between colleagues.
The company, however, will customise this based on country, local legislation and agreements. For specific European countries, consultation with employee representation groups may apply to define guidelines, adds the report by Moneycontrol which confirmed that the e-mail was sent on November 6 by a senior Wipro executive adding it has a copy of the email.
Wipro’s memorandum about the Work From Office-Hybrid Work Policy went out on November 6 following TCS and Infosys, two of the biggest software services companies globally who have directed that employees work from the office five days a week and 10 days a month, respectively.