California: As the Coronavirus pandemic has forced people to work from home, the search engine giant, Google, looks for options to manage work and the pandemic situation at the same time.
In order to do so, the company has reopened Google offices in “voluntary capacity”, where 60 percent of employees have returned to office. Google said the company will offer more location choices where staff can apply to move to another Google location.
It will also offer its employees the option to work remotely completely, based on their role and team needs.
“Taken together these changes will result in a workforce where around 60 percent of Googlers are coming together in the office a few days a week, another 20 percent are working in new office locations, and 20 percent are working from home,” Pichai said.
Employees of Google will also now have the option to work from a location apart from their main office for up to four weeks a year.