In an attempt to get back to the ‘normal’ mode of working, Apple plans to allow its employees to work from office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with effect from September. The rest of the week they are allowed to work from home if they so wish. The teams whose presence in the office is essential will be working from office five days a week. .
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, has asked the staff to return to the office three days a week September onwards. Since last year, the staff has been working remotely. However, now that at least half the American population has received the vaccine and restrictions have been eased, the staff is being asked to return to office for three days a week.
In an official communication, Cook highlighted the fact that while technology can bridge the distance between people, there are some things that can be experienced only by working physically from office.
The employees will be allowed to work from home for up to two weeks in a year, if they wish. This move is hoped to give employees a change of scene, while being closer to their families.
In the same message, Cook encourages employees to get vaccinated expressing the fact that he is looking forward to in-person collaboration, meetings and sense of community.