Working from the office, home or in the hybrid mode — leaders at various organisations have for months been pondering over the best choice for their companies.
Some organisations, especially in the IT sector, recently issued strict orders asking their mid-career professionals to return to the office. Some return-to-office mandates had led to the rise of terms such as coffee badging and office peacocking, which we had discussed recently. But what does this mandate mean from a leader’s point of view?
Anshuman Das, CEO and Co-Founder of Careernet, says in this situation, HR policies must accommodate employee needs to motivate and engage the workers effectively. A good percentage of mid- to lower-level employees returning to office will consist of individuals with family responsibilities and women returning from work sabbaticals. From a policy standpoint, these employees would require a flexible schedule to adapt to the commute. Additional support like creche facilities at the workplace can be an added advantage. Therefore, deploying a hybrid work strategy will be the most favourable option for organisations trying to accommodate, engage and assist employees in the midst of shifts in workplace dynamics.
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