- Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal asked Twitter employees to return to the office by March 15.
- Agrawal said in his email to employees that business travel is back effective immediately, and office openings will start on March 15.
- Agrawal in his letter has given leeway to employees to work from wherever they feel comfortable.
As Covid-19 cases witness a steep decline worldwide, the breezy work from the home period is ending for a lot of office goers. Some of the big tech companies, including Google and Twitter are ending their work-from-home policies. After Google, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal asked Twitter employees to return to the office by March 15. Agrawal said in his email to employees that business travel is back effective immediately, and office openings will start on March 15.
Agrawal in his letter has given leeway to employees to work from wherever they feel comfortable. Although the work from home option is still open for employees, Agrawal hints that employees who work from home will be entitled to more benefits as compared to the employees who are working from home.
“As we open back up, our approach remains the same. Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes working from home full-time forever. Office every day? That works too. Some days in the office, some days from home? Of course. That’s actually how most of you feel,” Agrawal wrote.
The Twitter CEO also highlighted the issues faced by the company when employees were working from home for the past two years due to Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the coming months will be full of challenges for the employees. He said that employees need to be more proactive, intentional, learn, and adapt.
“In 2020, we adjusted quickly to working virtually with resilience and agility, but almost all of us were working from home. Distributed work will be much, much harder. Anyone who has attended a meeting remotely while others are in a conference room knows this pain. There will be lots of challenges in the coming months, and we’ll need to be proactive, intentional, learn, and adapt. We’re in this together, and we each play a role in the open, inclusive, and productive culture we want to create,” Agrawal noted.
Agrawal said that the details on logistics, dates, safety measures, and how the company will function will soon be shared with the employees. He also thanked the employees in his letter who have in-office roles. Google too has asked its employees to return to the office on April 4, but it is also testing out the hybrid work policy. The employees will be called to the office, but not on all days.