In 1973, NASA engineer Jack Nilles predicted in the next 20 years telecommuting or the use of electronics to work remotely will become the norm. Mr. Jack’s estimation was right as many parts of the world have adopted remote working. But in India, its acceptance is still limited.
Even today a large group of Indian employers especially in traditional industries does not allow work from home. However new-age startups are open to remote working, at larger companies, it’s a choice that is often given as a perk or for special needs.
In an attempt to socially distance people and reduce the spread of Covid-19, many Indian companies recently have mandated their staff to work from home. However, the coronavirus outbreak has made a remote working necessity.
A Delhi based software testing startup Wingify has adopted the idea of work from home after the current pandemic. Founder and chairperson of the Wingify Paras Chopra said their staff is learning to use current technology effectively and creatively. For the last fifteen days, the company staff that has over 230 has been working remotely.
Despite all the perks of remote working, an instant switch of it can cause disruption. It is almost impossible to make teams work all of a sudden. the sudden change is also not easy for small companies.
It is necessary that companies have been forced to avoid interaction with staff frequently during coronavirus outbreak. The employees are advised to document each conversation and make it accessible to employees so they can refer whenever needed.
To make remote working effective the company must be mentally prepared for situations where employees become reluctant in asking some specific questions via mail or messengers or the managers are not effective in practically replying to inquiries. The managers need to be trained so they can handle people in a remote world.
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