Twitter has also joined the likes of Google and Facebook, which are amongst the companies that have extended their work-from-home policies till 2021. The social networking company has gone a step ahead and allowed few of its employees to work from home forever.
According to an official statement, the Company is unlikely to reopen its offices before September, 2020.
Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer, Twitter, made this announcement over an e-mail to all the employees on May 12.
According to a confirmation by a Twitter spokesperson, although the Company was amongst the first to embrace the work-from-home model, following the outbreak, it does not plan to be amongst the first to resume work from offices.
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralisation and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” said the official blogpost.
Based on its experiences in the past months, and the possibilities of working from home, the Company has decided to allow its employees to embrace the ‘new normal’ for good.
Twitter was among the first companies to encourage employees to work remotely, starting March 11, 2020.
Even when it does decide to open offices, it will do so in a gradual manner and things will definitely not be as they were before the outbreak.
The Company had already suspended all employee business travel and also all of its in-person events until 2021. It has provided employees special allowances, to buy home-office supplies, including desks and chairs.
The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, which accounts for 1,974 cases of COVID-19 out of the 70,000 cases reported in California.