Twitter May Allow Many Employees to Work Remotely 'Forever'

Twitter May Allow Many Employees to Work Remotely 'Forever'

Other big employers and tech-heavyweights including Google and Facebook have extended their work-from-home policy for another year.

Employees walk past a lighted Twitter log as they leave the company's headquarters in San Francisco on August 13, 2019. At the point when they do choose to open offices, it additionally won't be an easy task back to the manner in which it was previously.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, says the microblogging platform's employees can now work from home "forever" as firms rethink the future of work when the COVID-19 crisis is over. As a result, Twitter has decided that if "employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever", the company is willing to make that happen.

It said it has built up a decentralised workforce that is "capable of working from anywhere" adding that "the past few months have proven we can make that work".

Twitter has become the first major USA tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so indefinitely, as the coronavirus outbreak forces unprecedented changes in work culture across the world.

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If employees do want to return to the office, they can do so when the time comes with some additional precautions. They announced the move after their current work-from-home measures proved to be a success. "It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual", the spokesperson said.

Dorsey's email to employees about the new policy also stated that it was unlikely for their offices to reopen before September, with business travel also suspended until then.

Twitter said it will be the employees' decision to come back to the office. Dorsey said in his email that it would reassess its plan for events in 2021.

Twitter's Vice President of People, Jennifer Christie, wrote a blog on Tuesday disclosing that the company's offices wouldn't open before September, with only a few exceptions.

If and when tech workers do go back, their corporate campus - once known for free food, communal activities, shared bikes and other perks - could look vastly different and make staying home more appealing.

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