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As COVID-19 cases begin to surge, Google has delayed employees' return to the office in the US and other countries. The tech giant will be extending its voluntary work-from-home policy until at least January 10th, 2022. 



Depending on local conditions after January 10th, the various Google offices worldwide will determine when they'll end remote work. The company is also expected to give employees at least 30 days' notice before they are expected to return to work. 

The constant back and forth between companies over the return to work dates highlights how challenging it is for them to prepare for a post-pandemic world.

Flexibility has become a key issue as companies try to bring employees back into offices after more than a year of remote work. 

Extending the company's return-to-office date will give employees more flexibility when coming back. Moreover, the company has already approved thousands of employees' requests to continue working remotely or to change locations. 

What are your thoughts on companies extending their return to work dates?