Grant Thornton Bharat Set to Offer Unlimited Leaves
Grant Thornton Bharat LLP has announced a variety of measures to empower its people and give them greater work-related flexibility. These include the introduction of an unlimited leaves policy as opposed to a predetermined number of paid leaves, the option to Work from Anywhere ‘forever’
To realign its policies and work model in the post-COVID-19 world, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP has announced a variety of measures to empower its people and give them greater work-related flexibility. These include the introduction of an unlimited leaves policy as opposed to a predetermined number of paid leaves, the option to Work from Anywhere ‘forever’ and optimised and collaborative workspaces.
Grant Thornton Bharat LLP CEO, Vishesh C. Chandiok said, “As the firm that is known to challenge the status quo, it is our constant endeavour to ensure that our people have unrivalled empowerment.”
The firm is amongst the very few organisations in the world and the first accounting firm in India to offer a flexible leave policy, empowering employees to take ownership of their leaves and plan their annual and regular breaks in advance for the year.
Said Chandiok, “The earlier maximum is the new minimum (for leaves). We live in a new world where a culture of total trust is the foundation. The new policy propels our firm’s culture tenet of #AssumePositiveIntent. We trust our people to effectively manage their work and be high on our so- called #AccountabilityLadder.”
With a belief that Grant Thornton Bharat is an organisation of equals, the firm has been continuously moving towards an open workspace model. Its National Office, GT. One in the New Delhi Aerocity is a perfect example of the same. The office has a digitally enabled hot-desking system, shared tables even for Partners, and collaborative workspaces for use by all. Said Chandiok, “We are now in the process of optimising our office space across the country. Instead of opting for a model where we have one big office per city, we are moving towards multiple offices to give easy access to our people. This will decrease travel time (whenever being in office is required) and will also give those, who do not have appropriate space to work from home, the option to work from an office space, which is closer to them.”
Grant Thornton Bharat was also the exception amongst accounting firms with no layoffs or pay cuts for any of its staff, full payment of 2020 bonuses and increments affected halfway through the year