Google Extends Remote Work Policy to July 2021
Google is allowing employees to work from home through next summer as it braces for longer-term effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and beyond. “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we’ll be extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in the office,” wrote Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a memo obtained by CNN Business. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next 12 months.”
Observers say treating remote working situations as a temporary disruption to an organization now may need rethinking.