Google, had its employees working from home under the mandate of lockdown impositions due to the global Coronavirus pandemic since March. It expects most of its employees to work from home for the remaining year.
Google made a statement on Tuesday saying that it would re-open buildings in more cities at roughly 10% of their capacity beginning July 6th, 2020, as it plans to scale it up to 30% in September if conditions and the prevailing scenario permits. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, has sent an email to the employees quoting that the company will breach the subject of the return to office mode with a “gradual, phased approach, taking both team and individual needs and preferences into account”.
Inculcating the need for a home-set-up to be productive and comfortable in his e-mail on behalf of Google, he informed the workers about the provision of providing each employee with an allowance of $1,000, or the equivalent value in their country, to expense necessary equipment and office furniture, as it expects most of them to largely work from home for the remainder of the year. Commenting on the situation, he further elaborated, “There are a limited number of employees whose roles are needed back in the office this year and they would return on a limited, rotating basis.”
Google believes its campuses are designed to enable collaboration and community in lieu of which its currently capitalizing vastly in its physical space expansions at various sites including San Jose, New York, and at the company’s sprawling headquarters in Mountain View.