Volume : 8, Issue : 6, JUN 2022

WORK FROM HOME AFFECTING INFOSYS EMPLOYEES WORK LIFE BALANCE?

DR. SHIVANI VAID

Abstract

Infosys, one of the biggest Information Technology (IT) company in India with more than 2 Lakh plus employees working for it faced a major backlash when national lockdown was announced in the year 2020 due to the advent of Pandemic named COVID- 19. Companies all over the world had to send their employees back home on immediate effect where the entire operations were shifted to online mode and had to be operated from home. The employees were all shocked and not even sure about their job being stable and how the companies will be treating them in the coming few months. Even for Infosys, this was a setback as well and the company took multiple initiatives to balance out its deadlines, vision, mission with the employees' personal life and responsibilities. The employers were in a dilemma of whether to abide by the deadlines totally and avoid the human element or to take care of their employee and creating a good work environment even while working from home. Not only this, the biggest question was to how to engage the employees with the company during this crucial time and ensuring their safety back at home as well. Some of the questions cropped up in the minds of the stakeholders associated with the company. Infosys took multiple initiatives to ease out it employees and make sure they work from home without disturbing their work life balance. Was the company successful enough to achieve its target without disrupting the employees' work- life balance? What initiative could have been taken more to help employees balance their work lives along with professional commitments?

Keywords

WORK LIFE BALANCE, WORK FROM HOME, PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS, LOCKDOWN.

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