Such a scenario demands organizations to reinvent their working style and introduce a Hybrid Working Culture, which brings the best of both worlds to ensure a smooth transition and pave the way for the ‘Future of Work’, which is more employee-centric.
With offices being shut for more than 18 months globally due to the nationwide lockdowns being announced by countries, the ‘Work from Home’ has helmed the work reigns. While there have been mixed reviews about such work culture, there’s no denying the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the global working models, forever. The IT industry, which was the frontrunner in taking the initiative of ‘Work from Home,’ is also set to be probably the last one to Resume ‘Work from Office.’
It is noteworthy to mention here that while employees are longing for a social connection, the concern of concurrent waves of COVID-19 is still hampering the decisions of employers to resume physical presence in the offices till the time it can be avoided. The IT industry has also been one of the best performing industries during the pandemic on the back of innovative technological tools available with them to support their operations. The shift in positive attitudes toward remote work was evident during a recent PwC study. It highlighted that 83% of employers now say the shift to remote work has succeeded their company.
The growth factors for the IT industry remain resilience, employee centricity approach, business continuity, adoption of technology, empathetic leadership, etc., that have been the backbone of every other industry. A hybrid workplace perfectly blends the in-person and remote experiences.
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