If you are following Polarity Technologies’ blog you might already know that Twitter was the first company to announce that employees can work remotely permanently if they want to. As we have learned from Social Media Today, Facebook is now leaning into the remote work shift with Zuckerberg saying that moving forward most employees will be allowed to work from home, even when the COVID-19 lockdown ends.
As Polarity Technologies has found out from Social Media Today’s article, Zuckerberg said that he wants Facebook to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work.
However, he made clear that any changes on the way that Facebook operates, need to be made in a thoughtful and responsible way. Therefore, it will take a significant amount of time for the work-from-home model to be fully implemented.
“We need to do this in a way that’s thoughtful and responsible, so we’re going to do this in a measured way. But I think that it’s possible that over the next five to 10 years – maybe closer to 10 than five, but somewhere in that range – I think we could get to about half of the company working remotely permanently.”