Tata Consultancy Services, also known as TCS has opened its offices asking employees to rejoin as the firm is preparing for the IT major's "25/25" model. The model is expected to be carried out by 2025 under which not more than 25% of the TCS employees will be required to work from the office at any given point.  


Speaking about the model, a TCS spokesperson on Tuesday said that an employee will not need to spend over 25% of their time in office. 
 
"At present, we have about 5 per cent of our associates working from offices. Towards the end of CY'21 (calendar year 2021), we will encourage our associates to return to offices, at least initially, before we switch to the 25/25 model," the company said. 
 
This transition will be executed in a 'phased and flexible manner', added the spokesperson. 
 
The 25/25 model is an important design element, the company mentioned, asserting that the model will take a couple of years to mature. 



TCS further said that the hybrid work models are here to stay and “in the new 'Future Of Work', both the physical office and remote working will play an integral part."
The IT major has also said that it has started one of its biggest corporate vaccination drives in the country for all its associates and dependents. 
 
"Currently, over 70 per cent of our workforce in India are fully vaccinated and more than 95 per cent have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine," the company added.
 
The firm further said that through the pandemic the company was connected virtually with the teams and delivered on their key priorities and projects. We are now excited to connect back in person with our associates," TCS said.

In early September 2021, during a press briefing Milind Lakkad, Executive Vice President and CHRO, TCS had said, “With 70% of TCS employees fully vaccinated, and over 95% having received at least one dose, we plan to gradually get our workforce back in the office by the end of this year.” 



Talking more regarding the tech’s giant’s new enterprise TCS Safe Workplace, the firm said as the employees return to offices, organisations will have to comprehensively plan for their safety, security and basic health requirements of employees which has been guided by empathy, engagement and empowerment. Companies have to ensure workplace safety that employees can trust for which organisations will need to monitor their return-to-work readiness in real-time, support data-driven decisions and communicate that more effectively, TCS had said. 


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