One of the next Big Tech companies to let employees work remotely, as in work from home is Microsoft.
The conglomerate and tech giant has apparently informed all its employees to work as per their convenience, from home, and they can continue to work in the same manner after the offices are reopened.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live, and work in new ways,” Microsoft said in a memo viewed by The Verge. “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles while balancing business needs, and ensuring we live our culture.”
Hybrid workplace of Microsoft
The hybrid workplace norm suggests that the workers will be able to stay out of the office for less than half of their office hours and can ask for permission to work from home forever from their superiors.
The employees will have to relinquish their work desks if they choose to work from home after the office opens for regular work. Therefore, they will have to work in joint places if they come to the office for some work.
The company’s announcement comes following the memo by Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, who permitted his employees to work from home if their jobs allow them to do so, which came to light five months ago.
When this year began, Mark Zuckerberg communicated to the workers that some of them will be permitted to work remotely round the clock. Furthermore, he stated that over half of the social media conglomerate’s personnel could switch to working from home in the coming ten years.
Microsoft follows the lead of Facebook and Twitter
Following the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft employees will have the option to choose the way they work and have their pay modified according to the country and state they reside in. Nevertheless, the products required by the employees working from home of the company will be remunerated by the tech giant.
Microsoft Corporation, an American transnational technology corporation is established in Redmond, Washington. It functions as a developer, manufacturer, licensor, supporter, and seller of products like computer software, consumer electronics, private computers, and other amenities.