According to a new report Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed to Twitter staff, notifying them that they’d be allowed to work from home permanently. This means Twitter staffs will be able to work from home even after the end of the pandemic.
The CEO also added that Twitter is an early adopter of a work-from-home model. However, he did clarify that jobs that require “physical presence” such as maintaining servers and so on will still need employees to come to the office.
“We’ve been very thoughtful in how we’ve approached this from the time we were one among the primary companies to maneuver to a work-from-home model,” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We’ll still be, and we’ll still put the security of our people and communities first.”
Earlier in the year, Twitter was the first to encourage its employees to start working from home as the coronavirus started to spread across the US. Followed by several other companies including Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.
Twitter also noted that, “the past few months have proven we will make that employment . So if our employees are during a role and situation that permits them to figure from home and that they want to still do so forever, we’ll make that happen. If not, our offices are going to be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, once we feel it’s safe to return.”
Chief HR Officer Jennifer Christie also explained that the opening of offices will be in the hands of the company but if employees want to come to office or not will be their decision.
Meanwhile, Christie noted that the offices won’t open before September and there will also be no business travel before September, with very few exceptions. And no in-person company events until the end of this year.
Several other companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook have also extended their work from home policies for the rest of 2020.