“Industry experts say one of the biggest changes the pandemic has brought is the way the industry operates” –
“I believe the office is the place to work, home is the place to spend time with your loved ones. Mixing the two is not a good idea on a long-term basis. Yeah, I understand that there is no alternative therefore, we have adapted. But this should be a short-term solution,” – Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy
With work from home becoming the norm, several IT companies have shifted to a new model where the location of their employees isn’t much of a concern for completion of work. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to tighten its grip over global economies, its long-term impact on the way people work is inevitable.
The remote working situation has transformed the need for proximity, taking attention off the offshore, onshore, or near-shore aspect of service providers and heading towards a ‘no-shore’ style of functioning. One of the IT firms to gravitate towards this model is Wipro.
Today, we’re starting by looking at the issue of work: how the pandemic has normalized remote work, and what that might mean.
And what will work mean if our offices are virtual and we lose those day-to-day social interactions?
There have been voices within the industry that have raised concerns over shifting to an absolute no-shore model. But what’s your shore on this?