Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, says the microblogging platform’s employees can now work from home “forever” as firms rethink the future of work when the COVID-19 crisis is over.
The chief executive disclosed this in a company-wide email on Tuesday, reportedly becoming one of the first companies to go to switch to a no-revert work-from-home model due to the pandemic.
Addressing matters pertaining to its workforce in a blog post, Twitter said the decision followed the fact that its work-from-home measures during the lockdown had been a success.
“Twitter 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,” the social media giant stated.
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home, given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere.
“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.”
While detailing the terms behind the new policy, Twitter also said it would allow workers to return to the office if they choose when it reopens but stated that it won’t be doing so before September.
“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,” the firm added.
“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. We’re proud of the early action we took
“Protecting the health of our employees and our communities. That will remain our top priority as we work through the unknowns of the coming months.”
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