COVID-19: You Can Work From Home Forever, Twitter CEO Tells Employees

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has offered employees of the micro-blogging website the free will to work from home forever if they wanted.

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Dorsey, on Tuesday, said even after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employees were free to decide whether to return to office or work from wherever they please.

In an official blog post subtitled “Love Wherever You Work” on Tuesday, Twitter noted that it was, “one of the first companies to go to a work from home model in the face of COVID-19, but we don’t anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.”

Twitter also noted that it had always emphasised on decentralization and distributed workforce, which it said helped to uniquely position its company to respond quickly and “allow folks to work from home” when the virus broke out.

It said, “The past few months have proven we can make that work. 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.

“Here’s how we’re thinking about the next few months:

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“Opening offices will be our decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs.

“With very few exceptions, offices won’t open before September. When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before. It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.

“There will also be no business travel before September, with very few exceptions, and no in-person company events for the rest of 2020. We will assess 2021 events later this year.

“We’re proud of the early action we took to protect the health of our employees and our communities. That will remain our top priority as we work through the unknowns of the coming months,” said the company.

Facebook had similarly offered its employees the opportunity to work from home until next year, even after the COVID-19 is over.

Also, tech giant, Google, recently told its employees that the vast majority of them would be working from home until 2021.

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