Tag: Work from home / WFH

Decisions for the Future of the Office | Blog

At Everest Group, we work with a lot of companies currently wrestling with the challenge of moving people back to the office. They went from everyone working at the office or company facility to everyone working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There has been a lot written about the rising sentiment in management circles for the need to return to the office, with numerous examples of CEOs proclaiming that said move is essential. However, we can also observe from vacancy rates that this movement has stalled and is being actively resisted by a wide swath of employees. Short of a major realignment in the relative power of employees vs their management, it appears that firms will have to come to an accommodation forging a partnership with their employees which accommodates the needs of both sides into a better working situation. What is clear is that firms that attempt a one-size-fits-all receive the greatest pushback, and those that craft solutions that fit departments and functions achieve the best results.

Read more in my blog on Forbes

Indian IT Industry: Times, They Are a Changin’…and Fast | In the News

Just six months ago the Indian IT industry was avidly debating issues, such as moonlighting, freshers’ salaries, attrition and WFH (work from home). Today it has shed these worries for new ones as they negotiate global headwinds and what was an employees’ market has quickly metamorphosed into an employers’ market, that has been further empowered by the arrival of generative AI-powered ChatGPT tools.

“In most sectors, the tide has turned with employees now concerned with possible layoffs and not looking to jump. There are still some shortages in key skills such as product management and data science but these are the exceptions. With regard to fresher salaries, these have been already adjusted down to fit the new environment,” Peter Bendor- Samuel, CEO of global consultancy firm, Everest Group.

Read more in Deccan Herald

Deconstructing the Future of Work | In the News

Four-day weeks, on-demand pay, “rural” talent, digital workers… in recent times, we’ve heard these ideas accompanied by seemingly teleological questions about work as a construct.

The timing is understandable given the confluence of factors at play – the rise of digital, labor pyramid issues, and the after-effects of a global pandemic, including a desire for more meaning in work and convenience through remote work. After years of navel-gazing, society is finally waking up to the fact that our jobs, the way we do them, the time we spend, and the very fundamentals of the nature of work itself are perhaps incongruent with the world we now live in.

This realization opens up the very promising possibility of re-examining and perhaps reconstructing work for the new era. But, beyond the clarion call, what exactly does it entail, how do we understand the future of work, and how do we design for it? Fundamentally, we can break it down into three distinct components: the how, the where, and the who.

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