The Covid-19 pandemic has totally changed the way we live our lives, from how we interact with each other, the way we commute to work, and even the way we work.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company will allow employees to work from home for as long as they want.
Dorsey told his employees on Tuesday that many of them will be allowed to work from home in perpetuity, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to a company spokesperson.
In an email communication to staff, the CEO said it was unlikely that Twitter would open its offices before September and that all in-person events would be canceled for the remainder of the year.
“Opening offices will be our decision,” the spokesperson had earlier confirmed. “When and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”
The company will assess its plans for 2021 events later this year.
“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,”
The spokesperson added.
“The past few months have proven we can make that work,” she said. “So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”
Major tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft were early to move to a work-from-home model and have also been the most cautious in planning for moving employees back into the office.