Google Shifts to Hybrid Workweek, Allowing 20% of Its Employees to Work Remotely
By Tripp Mickle
Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it is offering staff more employment
flexibility, allowing roughly 20% of its employees to work from
home permanently and another chunk of workers to shift to a
different office location.
In an email to staff on Wednesday, Alphabet Chief Executive
Sundar Pichai said the company envisions that about one-fifth of
staff would work from home on a permanent basis, while another 20%
of staff would shift to new offices. The remaining 60% of staff
will work from their current offices.
Google is also moving to a hybrid workweek, where employees work
from offices about three days a week, and two days "wherever they
work best," Mr. Pichai said in the email.
The company also will offer four weeks a year where staff can
work from anywhere with manager approval, a move that aims to give
employees more flexibility around summer and holiday travel.
"The future of work is flexibility," Mr. Pichai said. He said
the changes aimed to help staff do their best work.
Google, which has 140,000 employees, is headquartered in
Mountain View, Calif., and the majority of its staff work in the
Bay Area. However, it has offices in 19 states with campuses in
locations, including New York City, Atlanta and Austin, Texas.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 05, 2021 15:06 ET (19:06 GMT)
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