Zerodha’s Billionaire Boss Nithin Kamath Weighs In On WFH Culture: ‘It’s Great For Some BUT…’

Kamath Says WFH Detrimental To Decision Making Teams Billionaire Nithin Kamath Says WFH Detrimental To Decision Making Teams: ‘Didn’t Work For Everyone At Zerodha’

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Zerodha’s co-founder and boss, Nithin Kamath, has some reservations about the work-from-home (WFH) culture. The entrepreneur took to X/Twitter and remarked that their company went 100% remote during the 2020 global lockdown. However, he adds, that the short term remote accommodation didn’t turn out to be productive for everybody in the firm.

Kamath explains that WFH works well for support roles due to the structural nature of the profile. The arrangement doesn’t work in the long term for core teams in tech, business, and decision-making. He cites “ ” as the primary reason for the failure of WFH.



Nithin’s company has now moved on to a hybrid work model for its core team consisting of 100+ people, which is about 10% of Zerodha’s headcount. The staff visits the office 3 days a week and Kamath claims that the “ .” went fully remote during the pandemic lockdown in 2020.

While it's been great for some, it hasn't been for others. In this post, K explains why it didn't work for everybody at Zerodha. Work from home works well for support roles given the structured… — Nithin Kamath (@Nithin0dha) Nithin Kamath further shared a blog by Zerodha CTO Kailash Nadh, who delved into the “r .

” He explains how during the relentless WFH he faced, burnt out, not from work pressure but from donning the hat of a counselor and spending time “ .” He remarks that as soon as the “ ” of communication was replaced with “ ” and “ ,” it started affecting the mental .