The global Covid-19 pandemic has not only changed the way we see the world, but how we interact with it. Millions of people are out of work; while others are working from home.
Retailers and office workers must change the way they do business, restaurants will have to change the way they serve customers, and office workers may be given the option of where they choose to work.
Currently, like many businesses, Twitter’s employees are working from home. In the first of its kind announcement, Twitter has told employees that once their offices are again open for business, there will be a choice to be made.
In a statement from a Twitter spokesman, “we were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home, given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere. The past few months have proven that 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. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”
However, jobs like server maintenance will require the employees to be present on site.
Twitter adds that once they are allowed to open once again, it will be a slow and gradual process; one that will not happen before September. Even if the offices open before the year is out, no “in-person company events” will take place until further notice.
The move could save employees a great deal in time and money when it comes to issues like daycare and commuting.
Twitter suspended all noncritical business travel beginning March 1 and mandated at home working conditions on March 11, after giving workers the option on March 2.