26.4.2021 | Remote Working is the Future – Facebook said
Facebook told BBC that it thinks remote working is “the future”. It says its employees can continue working from home, even as other tech giants appear to be going off the idea.
People in eligible roles at Facebook can apply for permanent remote working, subject to approval from managers. Last May, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg predicted 50% of the company's employees could be working remotely within the next five to ten years.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey made headlines at the same time, when he announced his employees "can now work from home forever". But as the months have passed, some of the drawbacks have emerged. At a conference in October, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said the lack of division between private life and work life meant "it sometimes feels like you are sleeping at work". Last month, Google announced it was bringing forward its timetable of moving people back into the office.