Today, we announced anyone who can do their work remotely can choose to do so through the end of the year. Like many companies, Google has shifted nearly entirely to remote work, but CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly planning for more employees to return to offices next month.
Employees have been working from home since March, and, as technology companies adapt to the new normal, it is hard to see how work life can return to the old way of doing things after such an extended period.
The social media giant also expects most offices to stay closed until 6 July, according to a company spokesperson.
The extension of working from home is firstly to benefit employees but has also served as a barometer for the rest of the industry. According to the company, it would continue to pay hourly employees who may not be able to work because of reduced staffing, office closures, or if they're sick.
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A spokesman for Facebook said: "Facebook has taken the next step in its return to work philosophy". Pichai announced the move in a memo to employees on late Thursday. Let's take a look at some of how the biggest tech giants of the world are working from home and what they plan to do in near future.
Facebook, which is one of the first technology companies that switched from home to work model in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, can set an example for other companies in the sector with its decision to continue this process until the end of 2020.
How long will work-from-home last?
The email reads, "We're starting to really get the hang of these virtual meetings, though I do miss the experience of having so many of us in the same place".