Infosys employees have reportedly been instructed to work in the office for at least three days per week. The message was sent to employees by their vertical heads in an official email and will soon be mandatory for all.
Management has been appealing to employees to return to normal office schedules, as compliance with remote work has been reportedly low. The email highlighted disappointment with the limited compliance and emphasized that the three-year work-from-home arrangement post-Covid was satisfactory. It also clarified that employees, except for medical reasons, are mandated to resume working from the physical office.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Infosys employees had the flexibility to engage in remote work for up to nine days per month. If put into effect, this recent directive will reinstate the attendance system that was in place before the lockdown prompted by the pandemic in early 2020.
Along with making attendance compulsory, the company has also reintroduced fees for its bus services. The charges are set at Rs 150 per day, with a monthly limit of Rs 1,500, starting from 3 January of the upcoming year. Health club facilities will also have a daily fee of Rs 100, capped at Rs 700 per month, starting from 1 January, 2024.
There is reportedly dissatisfaction within the management due to the underutilization of the company’s delivery units (DUs), and there is a push for employees to return to campuses housing offshore development centers (ODCs) for clients.