During the pandemic, Apple quickly adopted full-time remote working, however, it appears that this flexibility will soon end.
Starting in early September, Apple employees will return to work for a minimum of three days a week, as part of its new hybrid workspace model. The flexible setup pilot will run until 2022 and then be re-evaluated.
CEO Tim Cook said:
“For all that we’ve been able to achieve while many of us have been separated, the truth is that there has been something essential missing from this past year: each other,”
In this model, Apple will ask most of its employees to work in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Additionally, Apple employees will have the option of working remotely two weeks a year. However, managers will need to approve remote work requests.
At a time when other tech companies like Twitter and Dropbox are going remote first, why do you think Apple is taking a conservative approach?