Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Google said on Monday that its employees will not return to work from the office until September next year .. Even when they do, they will not be working from the office 5 days a week.
In an email to employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said the company will test the idea of a flexible work week where employees will work at least 3 days a week from the office in order to collaborate, and at home for the rest of the week. The New York Times published the news for the first time.
This summer, the company told its employees that they can work from home until July 2021, following the outbreak of the Corona pandemic.
Google is not the only company that has taken such an approach to developing a flexible work schedule. In October, Dropbox announced its plans to become a “virtual first”, meaning that about 3,000 employees in the company will continue to work remotely most Time, but they will sometimes go to the office for more team cooperative work. To help facilitate the flexible working process, the company will renovate its offices, transforming them into what it calls “Dropbox Studios”.
And Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said in May that up to 50% of the company’s employees could work remotely within the next 5 to 10 years. While Twitter said that some employees who want to work from home permanently can.