Google plans to get employees back to offices
In a blog post, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai wrote about company plans to return some of its workforce to its offices.
Google will begin opening some of its office buildings in various cities starting on 6 July.
It said it would allow a small amount of its employees who need a physical workspace “the opportunity to return on a limited, rotating basis.”
The idea is to rotate employees that go into the office every few weeks to keep facilities at only around 10% occupancy.
If all goes according to plan, Google will move to 30% of occupancy around September “which would mean most people who want to come in could do so on a limited basis, while still prioritising those who need to come in” according to Pichai.
Pichai predicted that Googlers will have “more flexibility and choice” in how they work.
“Our campuses are designed to enable collaboration and community—in fact, some of our greatest innovations were the result of chance encounters in the office—and it’s clear this is something many of us don’t want to lose,” Pichai wrote.
“At the same time, we are very familiar with distributed work as we have many offices around the world and open-minded about the lessons we’ll learn through this period.”
Nevertheless, the CEO still expects that the majority of Google’s workforce will be mostly working from home through 2020.