Twitter Announced That Its Employees Will Be Allowed To Work From Home ‘Forever’


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Twitter Announced That Its Employees Will Be Allowed To Work From Home ‘Forever’

Goodbye, office desk.

Moving forward, even after the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted, we will be subjected to a 'new normal'.

That includes practicing social distancing wherever we go, wearing a face mask, and avoiding large gatherings.

When it comes to the workplace, companies would now have to come up with a system that would enable their employees to be productive while keeping them safe.

Apparently, Twitter has figured all that out.

A move to keep employees safe

In becoming one of the first companies in the world to put forth a working routine that is considerate of employees’ health and wellbeing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the social media company recently announced that it will let its employees to work from home “forever”.

Yup, forever.

The Guardian reported that the measure was announced by the company’s chief executive officer Jack Dorsey in a company-wide email.

A spokesperson from Twitter confirmed the decision, saying the company was “one of the first companies to go to a work-from-home model” due to COVID-19, but does not anticipate being one of the first to return to its offices.

“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralisation and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere.

“The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen,” the company said in a statement.

In a separate statement, Twitter also said that it has “strongly encouraged” working from home since 2 March and mandated employees to work from home starting 11 March.

“When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before.

“It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual,” read the statement.

So, any companies in Malaysia willing to do this?

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