Microsoft revealed its plans to allow employees to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic.
The company said that it plans on taking on a “hybrid workplace” environment as it tries to survive the ongoing virus. A part of this plan is to offer their employees the option to permanently work from home which will give them more flexibility when the virus slows down.
“Flexibility can mean different things to each of us, and we recognize there is no one-size-fits-all solution given the variety of roles, work requirements and business needs we have at Microsoft. To address this, we have provided guidance to employees to make informed decisions around scenarios that could include changes to their worksite, work location, and/or work hours once offices are open without any COVID-19 restrictions,” Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft Executive Vice President had written in a blog.
Since March came around, a majority of the company’s employees have been working from home. Microsoft said that once the pandemic is over, it would still be ok for a lot of the roles to stay remote less than half the time, along with the approval of the manager.
Those who choose to remain at home will not be assigned an office space but will still be able to access “touchdown space” at the office.
A lot of other tech giants such as Twitter also chose to go down this route of giving their employees the option of working from home.