Twitter was one of the first companies to implement a work-from-home policy to prevent the the spread of the coronavirus, and now it’s CEO Jack Dorsey broke the news to employees that the company wouldn’t likely return to its offices before September. Dorsey added that even after lockdown measures end, employees could continue work from home if they want.
In the statement, a Twitter spokesperson said the company was uniquely equipped for employees to work from home, “given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere.” “The past few months have proven we can make that work,” the statement continues. “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.”
If employees do want to return to the office, they can do so when the time comes with some additional precautions. “When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before. It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual,” the statement reads. Most business travel will remain off-limits, and there will be no in-person company events for the rest of 2020.
“We’re proud of the early action we took to protect the health of our employees and our communities. That will remain our top priority as we work through the unknowns of the coming months,” the spokesperson says in the statement.
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