With the vaccination drive at its peak across countries, everyone's hopeful that we will soon see an end to the pandemic. Given these changes, Google & Amazon both seem to be keen on returning to office ASAP.
Google will begin returning to office in limited capacity in April and post Sep 1, employees will need formal approval if they want to WFH >14 days/year!
This is quite ironical since in the recent few months Sundar Pichai has been talking about the benefits of working remotely and a hybrid way of working.
Sundar Pichai says Google plans to be 'more flexible' with future office requirements, and will consider hybrid models to create better 'balance' for employees https://t.co/e6BODLvBD2— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) September 23, 2020
Amazon's new guidance on remote working outlines that they would soon return to an office-centric culture and that 10% of their corporate workforce is already working in-office partially.
Microsoft & Facebook have already announced that they will move towards a more remote future where most of workforce works remotely for most of the time. This is in direct contrast to what Google, Amazon & Netflix plan to do.
The tech world is clearly divided -- it will be interesting to see how much & how soon the non-remote camp loses!