Social media giant Twitter has said it will resume business travel immediately and reopen its offices from March 15, although employees can continue to work remotely if they so choose.
in one statement CEO Parag Agrawal said on Twitter the company is ready to fully open business travel and all of its offices around the world. “Business travel is now open again and office openings begin March 15,” he wrote.
However, Agrawal stressed that Twitter would support one Hybrid working modelin which he explained that the company aims to offer “truly flexible work”.
“Decisions about where you work, whether you feel safe traveling on business, and what events you attend should be yours,” the statement said.
This is in line with former CEO Jack Dorsey’s promise in October 2020 that employees would initially be able to work from home permanently reported by Buzzfeed News.
Agrawal warned that “distributed working will be much, much more difficult” and that employees must learn to adapt to “challenges in the coming months” such as B. Hybrid meetings where some employees are in the office and others are remote.
Tech returns to the office
Twitter isn’t the first major tech company to announce the reopening of its offices. On February 28th Microsoft reopened headquartered in Redmond, Washington and other locations around the world.
According to an internal email, Google also told employees Wednesday that it will require its employees in various US locations to return to the office in person at least three days a week starting April 4 seen by Reuters.
In December 2021, Meta announced that it was delaying its plan to reopen US offices until the New Year. This has been pushed back again to March 2022, but workers will not be allowed to return unless they show proof of a booster shot.
“We understand that the ongoing uncertainty makes it difficult to make decisions about where to work, so we’re giving more time to decide what works best for her,” Janelle Gale, Meta’s vice president of human resources , said CNBC. Meta employees who wish to continue working remotely after March 28 will need to request a deferral, which will take between three and five months.
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