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Of its 260,000-strong workforce, around 100,000 are new recruits who have joined in the last 30 months, Premji said.
“We have less than 10% of people coming in and we have 30% of our people living in tier II and tier III cities which are their hometowns,” he added, explaining why driving a sense of belonging was a challenge.
“How do you drive that deep sense of connectedness is a big challenge. One of the ways we do it is through sessions…we connect with people by eating out,” Premji said at the Nasscom Product Conclave 2022.
“I’m a big believer that people should come back (to physical offices). All of our people should come back some of the time in some sort of a hybrid model. (This is) because organizations grow when people gossip, connect over coffee, connect over lunch,” the 45-year-old said.
He called this future workplace challenge “quite unique” to the IT industry, while other sectors like manufacturing, consumer products and healthcare have got almost 100% of their workforce to return to offices.
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