Work from home forever, Microsoft tells employees

30 Novembre, 2020, 02:25 | Auteur: Auguste Feret

As the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Americans indoors in March, and working remotely became the norm for many companies, some tech giants have decided to make working remotely a permanent part of their workplace. However, Microsoft is taking it a notch higher and has laid down guidelines that will allow its employees to work remotely from the comfort of their homes forever.

The new plan will reportedly allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 per cent of their working week, or to allow them to seek approval from managers for permanent remote work.

This according to the company co-founded by Bill Gates will allow workers to relocate across the United States or perhaps overseas, Reuters quoting the Verge, a USA tech news website, said. If employees want to relocate to a place of their choice then it will be allowed though pay scale, benefits will be reworked and the company will not pay for the relocation costs.

Some workers will be able to work remotely on a permanent basis if it is approved by managers, Microsoft said.

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They won't be eligible for Microsofts work from home policy.

The move comes months after the company reportedly notified employees that its United States offices wouldn't reopen until January 2021 at the earliest. Work from Home becoming the new norm of the society, it seems more tech companies are adapting to this new trend.

While the work-from-home options appear to be available to all employees, Microsoft notes that not all employees will be able to take advantage of the new allowances, particularly those who require to access to data centers and in-person training as well as those who work in hardware labs such as the company's Surface employees.

According to Hogan, the guidance was released to help employees make informed decisions around scenarios that could include changes to their work site, work location or work hours once offices are open without any COVID-19 restrictions. "Moving forward, it is our goal to offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles, while balancing business needs and ensuring we live our culture", Hogan wrote. The employees can move across the country for remote work.

The company originally planned to begin opening its offices at the beginning of 2021, but those spaces may not ever be filled to capacity again. And a request to change locations will be met with accommodation where possible, although continuing to build Microsoft's culture and its business needs are also important. A getAbstract survey said 43% of remote workers would prefer to continue their work from home schedule as it gives them flexibility, prevents commute and is overall more productive.



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