Kochi: A survey conducted by GTech, a consortium of IT companies in Kerala reveals that a large number of IT companies are adopting hybrid mode of operations.
According to the survey about 42 percent of companies have fully resumed their office operations, 38 percent of them have adopted a hybrid model of working and only 20 percent of the companies continue to do work entirely from home. 165 companies and employees in the state’s major IT parks, Technopark, Infopark, Cyberpark and associated satellite parks participated in the survey. The results of the survey also show that various companies have organized arts, culture, sports and celebratory events, including office outings, in connection with the back to office initiatives, and provided an opportunity for the employees to interact. It is also estimated that more companies are planning to fully resume office operations by the next financial year.

Increase in the adoption of hybrid methods of working is a result of hike in the number of employees quitting jobs as the companies tried to fully resume the office operations. In addition, shifting to work from home pattern due to the pandemic made the companies realise the advantages and disadvantages of this working style, which led to endorsing the hybrid approach.

‘After Covid, all the companies have organized their operations in an efficient way to accommodate the best working environment for their employees,’ commented Sreekumar V., Secretary of GTech. He added, ‘ The Covid pandemic has completely changed our way of life. It has had its effect on our work pattern and lifestyle. As the employees return to normalcy after the pandemic, all companies are trying to put their best foot forward to create a productive environment. Organisations are willing to provide the preferred working pattern for its employees, be it work from home or back to office. Realisation of the hybrid model being the efficient pattern of working, more and more companies are coming forward accepting this concept.’