Report: India’s Return-to-Office Index

  • Published On: December 10, 2020
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  • Updated On: August 30, 2021
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  • Return to Office

We are on a steady path to recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The return-to-office has gathered pace in November 2020 and the number of people returning has risen by 10% as compared to March 2020. 

 

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With 77% of Indians finding remote working less enjoyable and 65% of people looking forward to return-to-office, it puts into perspective the following numbers. The analysis of employee office commute usage trends  by MoveInSync, India’s leading office commute SaaS platform, resulted in the following insights:

 

return to office month wise

 

375% more people have returned to office in November 2020 than in April 2020. With the arrival of vaccines in early 2021, the number of employees coming back to the office will improve significantly in the coming months. 

 

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Mumbai and NCR are leading the return-to-office trends with 26% and 22% of pre-COVID level employees respectively, commuting to the office. Hyderabad and Bangalore have only 5% of employees returning to the office. 

city wise return to office

 

A total of 10% has returned to office in metro cities as compared to 20% of the rest of India. The number of employees returning to the office in metros is expected to increase with the arrival of vaccines in 2021. 

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Women employees are coming back to the office faster than their male counterparts.

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The number of employees returning to office varies across different sectors. While Pharmaceuticals have 27% of employees coming back to the office, IT & ITES have been showing steady growth with 16%. Only 2.9% of software companies have their employees returning to the office. 

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