Shift in Thinking Employees Prefer to Quit Than Return to the Office

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As IT companies rethink the widely praised work-from-home strategy and  have begun calling employees back to office, HR experts feel this move  could lead to employees quitting.

Millennial and GenZ talent, especially, have vocally expressed their  dismay about the diktat to work from office on social media platforms.

Recently, IT giant TCS asked 85 per cent of its employees to return to office at least thrice a week.

Infosys also signalled similar intentions of getting employees back to  office, by leasing 5 lakh sq ft office space for around ₹2.3 crore per  month, back in May.

Human resource analysts feel that the move by the IT majors to call employees back to offices is an impulsive reaction.

More companies will start calling employees back to offices going forward as they are having trouble getting hires to adopt their ethos, he added.

However, if companies compel a work-from-office policy, they may face the risk of losing employees.

Any company that tries to shift to complete work from office model will lose employees.

"As employees have experienced the benefit of flexibility, they will look for jobs that provide flexibility,” said Mishra.

“Companies are experimenting with the hybrid model with the desire to eventually shift to work-from-office, but it is likely to remain  hybrid,” said Karanth.