Will ‘work from home’ be a new normal?
It seems so, looking at the way most major companies are dealing with this option part of Covid-19 measures.
In the latest announcement, the social media giant Twitter has reportedly said it might allow its employees to ‘work from home’ permanently, irrespective of lockdown scenario.
In this regard, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was quoted to have sent an email to all his employees to continue working from home even after lockdown ends.
However, this might not apply to employees whose presence might be required at the office.
Overall, the company is not in a hurry to rush to the office anytime soon.
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” says Jennifer Christie, Vice President, People, Twitter.
Jennifer feels that the lockdown period has proved the possibility of ‘work from home,’ and the company is now ready to facilitate the same permanently if employees are willing.
“If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return,” Jennifer noted.
Speaking about its plans to resume in-person working, Twitter said, “opening offices will be our decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”
However, the company clarifies that it will not do that at least until September 2020 and prefers phase-wise implementation.
The company also informed that there would be no business travels and in-person events until then.
Other technology giants, Google and Facebook have also extended the work from home for the majority of their employees until the end of 2020.
However, the rules are subject to change!
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