“Now and Forever” Twitter Employees Can Work from Home. — EGM Analytics
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Twitter is an online social networking and news service that allows people to post messages and interact with others instantly around the world. Registered users post short messages up to 140 characters, called “tweets,” on a mobile device app, SMS, or website interface. People who have not yet signed up, read messages but must become members before they tweet.
Twitter was one of the first companies to go to a work-from-home model in the face of COVID-19. Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, told workers in an email on Tuesday that they can continue operating from home inconclusively, even after COVID-19 associated lockdowns end. The firm said the workers that desire to come back to the workplace won’t probably do so till at least September and reopening will be cautious.
Twitter originally advised employees to begin working from home in March. The suggestion doesn’t stretch out to workers whose jobs mandate that they come back to the office, similar to those entrusted with server support. Twitter will keep on paying contractual workers, hourly workers, and merchants for standard working hours if they’re not able to play out their obligations at home.
Twitter will likewise be providing compensation to home office setup costs, just as for parents who may need to pay extra childcare costs. Different major tech organizations have declared lenient work from home plans, yet few go as far as Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon who have told their workers that they can remain working from home through the fall regardless of whether their workplaces reopen forthwith.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s work-from-anywhere philosophy is being vindicated by the coronavirus after being forced to backtrack on plans to travel to Africa this year. What that means for the future of Twitter’s San Francisco HQ and other offices, however, remains to be seen.
“I had been working on my plans where I’d work decentralized, as my team and I do when we travel, but in light of COVID-19 and everything else going on I need to reevaluate,” Dorsey said on Twitter’s Investor Relations account.
“The past few months have proven we can make that work … so if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen,” said Jennifer Christie, Twitter’s vice president of people.
Companies around the world are working out how to re-open offices gradually while introducing new social distancing measures. As lockdowns start to ease in many countries, so the tentative return to work begins, leaving people understandably concerned about how safe-a-space an office will be in the middle of a global pandemic. Will offices be safe for a return to work? Remains a salient question.
-Staff Writer, Eagle Global Markets.
Originally published at https://www.egmanalytics.com on May 13, 2020.