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Tech Giant Globant Goes Fully Remote: 30,000+ Employees Work From Home pen_spark

Tech giant Globant is setting a new example by offering work-from-home opportunities to its employees. With a presence in 33 countries and a workforce of over 30,000 employees, the company has decided to enable full-time remote work for all its staff. This move is significant, considering that Globant is one of the largest tech companies globally to provide such extensive work-from-home facilities.

Martin Migoya serves as Globant’s CEO. According to Buenos Aires Times, Migoya prefers having employees come to the office to work, but he emphasizes that it should be a voluntary choice rather than a mandate. Migoya understands the importance of the office as a hub for engagement and collaboration, rather than merely a workspace. He stated, “What we’ve seen is that people are coming to the office, they’re congregating together, they’re using the office in a different way, and we’re also reimagining our offices,” indicating a shift in office dynamics to adapt to changing times.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Migoya’s team has redesigned the offices, incorporating more round tables to accommodate more people and create additional lounge space. Globant’s Global CEO, Patricia Pomies, shares a similar perspective. In a recent post on X, Pomies expressed that remote work was not a mistake and suggested that tying workdays to commuting to the office may not be necessary unless individuals feel a lack of motivation while working from home.

Pomies advocates for autonomy, recommending that each team be given the flexibility to work in a way that suits them best, whether from home or the office. However, Globant’s approach differs from that of other tech giants like Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Microsoft Corp., and Meta, which have implemented policies requiring employees to work from the office. This topic has sparked debate in India as well. Zerodha CEO Nitin Kamath previously noted that the concept of remote work did not resonate with some employees, citing communication barriers and decision-making challenges.

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