Microsoft has announced that a large portion of its staff may choose to work from home or work remotely permanently, subject to manager approval, signaling a major shift in the way companies manage their workforce. job.
Microsoft joins Facebook and Twitter who have made the decision to extend the option to their workforce.
The emergence of permanent telecommuting for office workers may have sprung from the coronavirus pandemic, but it could prove to be a financial boon for many large office businesses.
“We will provide as much flexibility as possible to accommodate individual work styles, while balancing business needs and ensuring that we live our culture,” said Kathleen Hogan, chief human resources officer at Microsoft.
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Internal Microsoft documents say the company will also help full-time remote workers relocate.
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers poll found that around 55% of employers expect their employees to work from home at least one day a week in the post-coronavirus world.
The survey also found that more than 80% of workers wanted to telecommute at least one day a week. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they wanted to work remotely in order to work 100% of the time.
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