Monsoon is a season for most parts of the word but here in Mumbai it’s about upholding the spirit of Mumbai. On average a Mumbaikar spends 3 hours daily for work commute; however, this number changes drastically during monsoons. The rains bring with them waterlogging, clogged drains; and the regular traffic woes just doubles its scale.
A regular day in monsoon is like, you reach office drenched with rain, most probably late, feet soaked in water whose source you do not wish to know, feeling cold as the centralized AC is set at 21 degrees Celsius. By the time you settle down to work it may well be time for lunch for some.
How can you expect someone to give her/his best effort when reaching office consumes so much time and energy? This is just one half of the effort, they must make the journey back home after completing their work praying it does not pour heavily.
Is the regular work commute in monsoon worth it?
We live in a world where offices are spread across continents and collaborative platforms bridge the communication gaps, when business can run so efficiently, why cannot employees work from home?
Any organization which cares about the overall well-being and happiness should have mandatory work from home options provisions wherever it is possible?
Employees remain are safe, they are at their productive best and they are happy.
In our effort to preserve Monsoons as a happy memory about puddles, paper boats and evening snacks, i2e consulting offers employees who make long commutes mandatory work from home for 3 months. In addition, if it rains heavily, we direct our employees to stay safe indoor.
As a company i2e values productivity and quality work over clocking hours. We trust our employees and have faith that they will deliver their best even when working from home.
Let me know what you think about mandatory work from home in monsoons.