Twitter to allow employees to work from home permanently
In a statement, Twitter said it was one of the first companies to go to a WFH model in the face of COVID-19, but [doesn’t] anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.”
Chief executive officer Jack Dorsey of Twitter said that the company will allow its employees to work from home “forever”. A spokesperson from Twitter said the company is one of the first companies to go to a work-from-home model” due to Covid-19 but does not anticipate being one of the first to return to its offices.
The company said if employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue doing so “forever,” then “we will make that happen.”
“If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return,” the statement read.
According to reports, the company said with very few exceptions, offices won’t open before September. It also added when they do open it will be “careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.” It said there will also be no business travel before September “with very few exceptions” and 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 statement added.