15th May 2020, Kathmandu
The 2020 global pandemic does seem to slow down. The world economy remains inactive for a long time now. While it’s important to prioritize health, it is also important that the economy is back in business.
Leading companies of the world are now starting to reopen their businesses. They are allowing work from home till the end of 2020. The social media giant, Twitter is setting a new culture and allowing its workers to work from home forever.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey informs his employees that amidst the coronavirus pandemic, his employees can stay home forever and work from their comfort. However, he understands that it is not practical for every employee to work from home. Therefore, he is keeping the doors open for those who prefer to work from the traditional office space.
The CEO also informs that the decision solely lies in the hands of his employees. Besides, he also states that the office environment will not be as before and that it be careful, intentional, office by office, and gradual.
The impact of coronavirus
It’s amazing how quickly the pandemic changed how businesses operate. With companies ordered to shut down by authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, workers, and management quickly adjusted to the new arrangements. The experiment proved to be more successful than ever imagined.
The presence of Zoom online videos, Slack, Google Hangouts, and other technologies connecting people working from home with their colleagues and bosses appeared to work out relatively smoothly.
Major corporations like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are extending their work from home policies. With big companies trying to adapt to the new normal, it can have a dramatic impact on the corporate world and may even affect how businesses operate forever.
Twitter is the first company to officially allow its employees to work from home forever. It seems that big corporations are ready to fast adapt to the changing scenario.
Would you prefer to work from home forever?