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Ahmedabad: With extended lockdowns, while work from home (WHF) is slowly becoming a new normal, sustaining productivity and addressing technical glitches have remained prime concern for human resources departments (HRD), claimed a research by Ekta Sharma, faculty at Amrut Mody School of Management (AMSOM), Ahmedabad University.
“Challenges are different for essential services. In my survey, managers said that there is family pressure to not attend office among employees. They are also working out solutions to ensure supply chain and provide protection such as PPEs,” she said.
The survey highlights HR practices such as ensuring actual and virtual well-being of the employees through multiple platforms. About 70% of the organizations also provided counselling helplines to the employees.
“About 25% respondents confess that due to financial crisis, they are unable to provide support to employees during this period of uncertainty,” said Sharma, adding that several of the companies are re-thinking their business models due to unprecedented situation where they could go capital expenditure heavy than operational expenditure heavy (CAPEX vs. OPEX).
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