Wipro, one of India’s leading IT services providers, is requiring all its global employees to work from the office for a minimum of three days per week, effective this month. This policy shift, revealed in a company-wide email seen by Reuters, aligns with a growing trend among businesses to adjust their remote work policies as pandemic-related restrictions are lifted.
The email notification comes on the heels of similar moves by other major Indian IT firms. Just last week, Infosys, the country’s second-largest software services exporter, called upon certain employees to return to the office for 10 days a month, while industry leader TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) directed its staff to work in-office for five days each week.
Wipro had already been encouraging its employees to work from the office at least three days a week since May. Presently, approximately 55% of the company’s workforce adheres to this frequency, with Wipro employing 244,707 individuals as of September 30.
The IT giant, headquartered in Bengaluru, confirmed that the new mandate will come into effect on November 15, a development initially reported by local media outlets. It was also disclosed that, starting January 7 next year, consistent violators of the policy may face consequences, although specific details regarding punitive actions were not provided in the email. When asked, a Wipro spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.
The email from Wipro indicated, “As a global organization, we will continue customizing in-country adoption based on local legislation and agreements.” It also suggested that, in some European countries, it might be necessary to consult with employee representation groups, taking into account local regulations and guidelines.
Wipro’s decision to have a substantial portion of its workforce return to the office reflects a broader shift in corporate policies concerning remote work and on-site presence, as companies seek to balance communication, collaboration, and productivity in the post-pandemic world.
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