Google will extend the ability to work from home to its employees until July 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to spread in the United States.
This was a decidedly cautious move that announced by the research giant yesterday: just think that last April in Mountain View it was decided that most of the employees could carry out their work remotely only until the end of 2020. The news was met with some fanfare in the US, where it is thought that other industry giants could soon follow the line traced by Google.
Smart working or not, Google has however started to reopen its offices around the world. 42 have reopened a few weeks ago: this is what the CEO Sundar Pichai in a note sent to its employees, effectively confirming the rumors leaked in late May.
To offer employees the opportunity to organize ahead of time, we will extend the voluntary work from home project until June 30, 2021 for roles that don't necessarily have to be in the office. I hope this offers the flexibility you need to balance your work with caring for yourself and your loved ones in the next 12 months.
Microsoft had said yesterday about work from home, which through a specific study had raised several negative aspects especially concerning the worker. According to the Colossus of Redmond, those who work remotely have a much longer working day (on average four hours more per week), have many more meetings and reduce the time spent on the break.
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