According to Daisy Chittilapilly, president of Cisco India and SAARC, the topic about flexibility, choice, and allowing individuals to work from wherever they choose to work from will continue long after Covid becomes endemic.
“Hybrid is the new world and my bet is that it will further open up consumption of technologies in newer ways; not just Webex, but also for us at Cisco may be equally and lot more in areas like networking, security and adoption of cloud and experience… now hybrid work is very much a part of our talent strategy and the way we will do work at Cisco. That is what we have decided will be our future,”Daisy Chittilapilly, president of Cisco India and SAARC
And Cisco isn’t the only tech firm that believes in the hybrid working model. 80% of IT companies are likely to adopt a hybrid work model and create hybrid work policies. Daisy Chittilapilly further talks about reimagined spaces, policies and how our work lives will change.
“Even as the prospect of a hybrid work world seems encouraging and in many ways uplifting, there is still a lot to be done to ensure the smooth transition of workspaces within a hybrid framework. Technology is one element… we also have to figure out policies for the new world. One of the other things that is happening is spaces are being reimagined for this new world. At Cisco, we said that 95% plus of the meetings will have at least one remote participant. So, how do you build technology in a way that makes them feel included, makes them feel heard just like they are people who are in person or who are on-site inside the office. These are our new challenges for ourselves as a technology provider… these are the challenges for us an employer and a place to work as well. We have a lot of the foundational pieces but we are also building on it. We have to really reimagine our technologies, our spaces and our policies to make hybrid work a reality and its still work in progress.”Daisy Chittilapilly, president of Cisco India and SAARC
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