Indian FoodTech giant Swiggy announced permanent remote work for the majority of its employees.
According to the statement, the choice was made based on the needs of the team and input from a number of managers and workers who attested to the freedom and enhanced productivity working from home has provided them over the past two years.
Employees of the food delivery network are spread out over 487 cities in 27 States and 4 UTs. The corporate, central business functions, and technology teams will all continue to operate remotely under the policy, meeting once every three months for a week at their base site to foster in-person bonding.
Employees in partner-facing roles must nevertheless spend a few days each week working from their base locations in the office.
Recently, other companies in India like Zerodha, Spinny, and Meesho among others let most of their workers to work remotely.
“At the core of our Future of Work is Flexibility. Our focus was to enable employees with as much flexibility in their work life within the contours of their job. This led us to introduce ‘work from anywhere’ as a permanent option for employees giving them the convenience of flexible cycles of work and leisure wherever they may be.”Girish Menon, HR Head, Swiggy.
In order to create a remote-first business, Swiggy says it will continue to engage in rethinking the employee experience, innovations in the workplace, and workplace experience.
Based on the nature of their work, Swiggy has been using a flexible working style for its staff since 2020.
Customers can access more than 2,00,000 restaurant partners and businesses in more than 500 locations through the food delivery network. Instamart, its quick-commerce grocery service, operates in 29 cities.
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