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Infosys' new CEO allows staff to use Twitter, Facebook at work

To retain talent, Sikka hopes to create a more employee-friendly workplace

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Infosys’ new chief executive officer (CEO) has come up with a novel approach to reviving the financial fortunes of India’s trailblasing outsourcing firm: use Facebook at work, tweet, but get the job done. Infosys has long been run as a conservative company known for keeping strict tabs on work hours and sometimes fining employees for not wearing ties on specific days. Such cheerless self-regard could not have come at a more challenging time, analysts say. In recent years, the former bellwether of India’s outsourcing industry has lagged rivals in winning contracts ...

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First Published: Thu, September 25 2014. 00:48 IST