Even after lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic are over, some Twitter employees might not head back to the office. Twitter said on Tuesday it is unlikely to open its offices before September. Many of Twitter’s employees will be working from home permanently even after the end of the coronavirus lockdowns.
Email to Twitter’s employees
The San Francisco-based company said it was among the first to move to telework in March. Reason being the health crisis. Moreover, it will continue that policy indefinitely as part of a move towards a “distributed workforce.”
Twitter employees were notified of the change in an email from CEO Jack Dorsey, according to BuzzFeed News, which earlier reported the news.
“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralisation and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
“The past few months have proven we can make that work. 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.”
Twitter on reopening its offices
Twitter said any reopening of its offices will be “careful, intentional, office by office, and gradual” when conditions permit.
“Opening offices will be our decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs,” the spokesperson said.
“With very few exceptions, offices won’t open before September. When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before.”
The news comes following word from Google and Facebook that they are likely to continue telework through the end of the year for most employees.