Work-life balance is old school. The pandemic has unleashed organisational practices that facilitate work-life integration. Are the workforce, the organisations, and the society ready for this tectonic shift? While some silicon valley tech giants are nudging employees to return to work, employees are demanding an option to stay remote. In India, many organisations are pushing for remote work to reduce real estate costs, but the workforce lacks digital infrastructure and a conducive work-from-home environment.
While remote working has created opportunities, additional family care responsibilities in the pandemic have discouraged many women from taking up jobs, exacerbating gender inequality. Digital adoption has proliferated in the pandemic, but do we have the infrastructure to upskill workers? For workers in the unorganised sector, work from home is not an option – what is the future of work for them?
Our speaker will help navigate through these complex questions on the future of work. A thought leader, who laid the foundation of the Indian BPO industry, he was an early pioneer of work from home in the early 2000s. The conversation will bring us closer to predicting the post-pandemic future of work.