23.05 2020 12:29h

Facebook will allow most of its employees to work from home forever

This will continue even after 'Work from Home' orders are lifted
Facebook, Social Media News, #Covid-19

Previously, we announced that Twitter has allowed most of its employees to work from home 'forever' even after lockdowns are lifted.

This week, Facebook has made a similar announcement, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying that "most employees" will be allowed to work from home moving forward, beyond the current COVID-19 lockdown period.

As reported by The Verge, Zuckerberg has said,

“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.”

This is an interesting development as Facebook employs almost 50,000 employees globally.

If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown just effective working from home can be and we expect that many other companies may follow suit even post-pandemic. 

As cities start to look toward the future, over-crowded offices and morning traffic may be things of the past as companies will inevitably gear up to adapt to a 'new' world.

What are your thoughts?

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