Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – There is no doubt that the new work situation imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic will make flexibility essential when we return to our post-pandemic work.
However, companies are taking different methods of how their employees work, as some have adhered to the method of working completely remotely, while others have taken a method of work that combines between remote work and work from the workplace.
Here’s a look at how some of the major companies will follow in the post-pandemic era:
Google employees will not return to the office until next September, and even when they return to work from their offices, they may not be there from Monday to Friday.
The tech giant will experience a flexible trial work week that will bring employees into the office at least 3 days a week for Collaboration Days.
The company is also making changes to its office space to include bookable collaboration spaces and outdoor spaces for team meetings.
The San Francisco-based company announced in October that it would allow most of its employees to work wherever they want, whether in the office, remotely, or both.
The company also said that if employees decide to move, their salaries will not be reduced.
In October, Microsoft said it would consider working from home in less than half the time “standard” for most roles, along with a flexible schedule.
“From now on, our goal is to offer the greatest possible flexibility to support individual work styles, while balancing business needs and making sure that we live our culture,” the blog post reads.
The company said earlier this year that some Twitter employees who want to permanently work from home will be able to do so.
In October, Dropbox said it had become a “virtual first” company. This means that about 3,000 employees will work remotely most of the time and go to the office for cooperative work.
The company is also renovating its offices to facilitate this transformation, including the removal of individual offices.
The cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it will embrace remote work. Co-founder and CEO Bray Armstrong told employees in May that this means that most employees who prefer working remotely can. Workers who still want to work in the office will be able to as well.
Unilever is testing a 4-day work week with full pay for its workers in New Zealand. The trial will run from December 2020 to December 2021.
The company also said it will explore what this experience could mean for broader changes to its workforce.