Facebook gives its employees more flexibility to work outside the office – and Mark Zuckerberg is an example. According to the CNN, Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg announces the plans of remote work for half of the next year for their employees
The Facebook CEO said in an official statement to employees that he plans to work remotely for at least the next half year. A company spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business. The Wall Street Journal has previously reported on the note.
“I find that working remotely gives me more space to think long term. It helps me spend more time with my family which makes me happier and more productive at work”. Zuckerberg wrote, according to the Journal.
Facebook (FB) said on Wednesday it would allow employees at all levels of the company to apply for remote jobs if their roles allow. Employees who wish to return to the office have the flexibility to do so.
But are encouraged to spend at least half their time in the office. The employees can spend up to 20 working days per year in remote locations.
Facebook will also gradually expand the ability to work remotely across borders starting next week for employees moving from the US to Canada. Also others from anywhere in Europe or the Middle East to the UK.
Zuckerberg Work Plan
Zuckerberg previously mentioned that he expects at least half of Facebook’s workforce to be completely cut in the next 10 years.
With more than half of adults in the United States fully vaccinated. A more open economic system on the horizon. Many Silicon Valley companies, some of the first to turn to telecommuting, are actually considering how — and how many — places could reopen.
Twitter (TWTR) has given its employees the ability to permanently use remote control if the feature allows it. While Google is asking employees to decide whether to step away completely, return to work. They also have a option to change workspaces from September this year.
Apple (AAPL) and Uber (UBER) have implemented highly inflexible insurance policies. It require employees to return to work at least three days a week other than September before the pandemic.
Facebook, which employs about 60,000 people, plans to open most of its US offices at 50% capacity in early September. It expect to fully reopen in October, the spokesperson said.
While he declined to say how many employees have chosen to live remotely so far. Harrington said Facebook approves about 90% of the remote work requests it receives. Many are asking for such a deal because they are moving to a new city, away from work, he said.
Zuckerberg said employees who wanted to work in the office we ask to come at least half the time. This is to ensure that the office is to keep alive and that staff entering the office take advantage of the community.
He also said Facebook plans to hold regular face-to-face meetings for office and remote workers “to help build relationships.