Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has updated its appraisal system to include points for working from the office. An email was sent to managers and team leaders requesting that they assign a “Return to Office” goal to their team members, with a target of an average of 3 days a week at the nearest TCS office. The company plans to adopt a 25/25/25 model by 2025, in which all employees will be required to spend 25% of their time in the office, and only 25% of employees will be physically present at TCS offices at any one time.
“Hi All, I request all the appraisers to assign the below RTO (Return To Office) goal immediately to all your team members.” This email was sent to managers and team leaders.
“Goal – Return to office; Target – Average 3 days a week from the nearest TCS office.” the mail further added.
When asked about this development, the company stated that appraisals are designed to be a feedback and improvement mechanism for associates and cover a range of expectations including work performance, collaborative working, learning, professional conduct, and other relevant areas. The company’s Chief Operating Officer, N Ganapathy Subramaniam, stated that there is a greater realization that more things get done when coming to the office.
However, the company will continue taking precautionary measures, especially with the rising scenario of Covid-19 cases around the globe, and will not make working from the office mandatory. The company has also ruled out 100% remote work for everyone.
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