Companies’ work-from-home policies underline the long-term impact of the pandemic on the way many of us work.
In May, Twitter said staff could work from home “forever” if they wish as the company looks towards the future after the novel coronavirus disease pandemic.
The social media platform 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.”
Sree Sreenivasan, a Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation at Stony Brook University, said, “This is yet another sign that everything we know about offices and the future of work is being upended.”
Also in May, Google and Facebook said their staff can work from home until the end of the year. Google originally said it would keep its work from home strategy until June 1, but extended the policy for seven more months.