Wipro’s founder and chairman Azim Premji said that the role of gig workers has become very important. Speaking at a conference Premji said that in the past few months it has been observed that the number of part-time workers is increasing rapidly in the workforce.
Premji further said that the experience of the firms with the gig work is to ensure productivity and flexibility, and firms get accessibility to the talent that will not have within the firm.
Gig work was the major talk of the town after IT firms started taking strict actions against the moonlighters. Moonlighting too is gig work, but is usually undertaken without informing the primary employer.
Wipro’s current chairman Rishad Premji had described moonlighting as ‘cheating’.
On conflicts between employees and employers, Azim Premji said that both sides need to work together to resolve issues and ensure there are no confrontations.
“In reality, this is the way for businesses to be prosperous. But too many times we have seen both employers and employees taking opposite positions,” Premji said.
He added that for an economy to work well and be vibrant, we have to build a culture and system which sees firms and their employees as partners.