Twitter throws open global offices, WFH to last forever
- Twitter offices across the world will open March 15
- Employees will be able to continue working remote if they choose to
- Google too is considering reopening its Silicon Valley offices
Twitter will throw open its offices from March 15, the social media giant reported Thursday. However, the company has decided to allow employees to work from home “forever,” company CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted. Offices of the microblogging site remained shut for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s been almost two years since we closed our offices, and travel…we’re ready to fully open up business travel and all our offices around the world, Business travel is back effective immediately, and our office openings will start on March 15,” the statement shared by Agarwal on his Twitter handle read.
For employees who wish to continue working remote, the company has made several provisions which they can choose according to suitability. “As we open back up, our approach remains the same. Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes working from home full-time forever.”
“Office every day? That works too. Some days in office, some days from home? Of course. That’s actually how most of you feel,” read the statement.
“In 2020 we adjusted quickly to working virtually with resilience and agility, but almost all of us were working from home. Distributed working will be much, much harder. Anyone who has joined a meeting remotely while others are in a conference room knows this pain. There will be lots of challenges in the coming months, and we’ll need to be proactive, intentional, learn and adapt.”
The Indian-origin Twitter CEO, who took over from Jack Dorsey recently, said that the company will be working on logistics, dates, safety measures and how work will be carried out.
Meanwhile, Google is planning to help employees switch to a hybrid model soon, according to reports in the US media. Employees are expected to be returning to Silicon Valley offices in early April, with the expectation they will work from home only a couple of days a week.