75% TCS staff to work from home by 2025, R&D to occupy vacant office space

75% TCS staff to work from home by 2025, R&D to occupy vacant office space

TCS has sought approval to build two new IT parks of 5 million square feet and lease another 1 million square feet, despite announcing a massive work-from-home plan

Nevin John
  • Nov 20, 2020,
  • Updated Nov 20, 2020, 11:50 PM IST

By reducing the office-going workforce to 25 per cent by 2025, TCS looks to use the vacant real estate space to house its laboratories and Research and Development (R&D) facilities, besides using it as modern-day workplaces for its employees. The IT bellwether, which has 4.5 lakh employees, will have a hybrid model and it means people will work remotely and virtually as well as in a office environment, said V Ramakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer of TCS.

Real estate will continue to be relevant for TCS, he said. "We are saying that in few years' time we believe that not more than 25 per cent of a person's time has to be spent in offices or not more than 25 per cent of people will be required in office at a particular time. It does not mean that somebody does not have to go to the office, everyone will go to the office but not for the same length of timeframe. They will be able to work remotely and virtually," he said.

"The facilities will also serve as modern day workplaces for our associates, and also house our laboratories and Research and Development facilities. So there will be requirement of offices," he added.

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