Salesforce has announced that its employees will now have the option to work remotely full-time. The company has proposed the choice to ‘work from anywhere’ forever.
As per the new guidelines, Salesforce will offer its employees three different options for how they'll work: flex, fully remote, and office-based.
The decision to provide new ways of working was based on employee wellness surveys the company has been sending around since the onset of the pandemic.
For employees who work within the "flex" option, they'll report to the office anywhere from one to three days each week for tasks that are more challenging to do over video calls, like team collaboration, customer meetings, or presentations.
This will open new options and help improve equality and diversity within the company. Salesforce told employees they could work from home until August 2021, initially. But like many other tech companies, its plans seem to have shifted in the intervening months.
Last year, as the company started reopening its 160 offices worldwide. It created a more "sterile" and "hospital-like" environment, removing light-hearted touches like trinkets on desks and "huge jars of gummy bears everywhere," CEO Marc Benioff told The New York Times in June.
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