According to US media, the software giant Microsoft is letting employees work from home permanently if they want to. Microsoft is the latest company to allow its employees to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to reports, the majority of the staff are still working from home as the health crisis drags on, and the employer is not expecting to reopen its US-based offices until January 2021.
After the offices start to their fullest, the workers can have the option to work from home permanently, however, the workers need to give up the office space.
The Microsoft Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan said “The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live and work in new ways, “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles, while balancing business needs and ensuring we live our culture.”
Furthermore, the Microsoft spokesperson did not highlight the point that whether work from home is being made permanent but said “Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention — guided by employee input, data and our commitment to support individual workstyles and business needs while living our culture.”
In order to work from home, the employees need to have an endorsement from the managers to work remotely on a permanent basis. Meanwhile, some employers cannot obtain this as they are not eligible for remote work such as Microsoft’s labs or trainers.
In the memo of the company, it stated that it is probable for its employees to reposition over the US or even to a foreign country.