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70 % Of Indian Workforce Wants To Continue Working From Home: Survey

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Aishwarya Dharni
Aishwarya DharniUpdated on Aug 14, 2020, 15:33 IST
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Ever since the coronavirus-induced pandemic set in months ago, working from home became the new norm for us. Cases are still high and employees are still carrying out their jobs from the comfort of their homes every day. It doesn't look like employers are going to call their workers back to the office any time soon, at least not till this year is over.?

Some thought working from home would be a nightmare but to everyone's surprise corporate companies across different sectors are reporting high productivity each month and even the employees are preferring their work mode.?

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According to a report by Economic Times, 30 per cent of people working from home want to return to their offices. A survey of 1,800 people working from home across 550 companies in 15 different industrial sectors was conducted by Xpheno - a specialist staffing firm for ET. The remaining 70 per cent prefers working from? home and wants to continue doing so.?

The 30 per cent that wants to return to work has a managerial role.

Companies which were surveyed included big Indian IT companies, Big 4 consulting companies, e-commerce, MNCs, auto and banking firms.?

Also read:?Twitter CEO Allows 'Forever' Work From Home Even After COVID-19 Pandemic Ends

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However, not all companies are in favour of this 'WFH' culture and have asked their employees to return to work. An IT firm with over 8,000 employees asked 30 per cent of its workers to come back to work but only 20 per cent or less are willing to do so.?

“But as the productivity is high, this company is alright with WFH arrangement for over 80% employees,” said Kamal Karanth, co-founder, Xpheno told ET.?

The survey also included the fact that only a small fraction of employees of large companies like Maruti, Tech Mahindra, Myntra, Whirlpool is going back to office. A Myntra spokesperson said that less than 10 per cent of the company's workforce, which includes employees whose work cannot be carried out without the use of office infrastructure, is returning back to work.?

There are others like consulting firm EY and consumer durables major Whirlpool which have given their employees the option to either work from home or office.

Also read:?Work From Home During COVID-19: What Companies Need To Do To Keep 'IT' Going

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