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Twitter will now allow employees to work from home permanently

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sent an email to his employees asking them to continue working from home even when the pandemic ends. T

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | May 13, 2020 | Updated 10:10 IST

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  • Twitter will soon allow its employees to work from home permanently.
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sent an email to his employees asking them to continue working from home
  • Twitter has said that it won’t open its offices before September

Twitter will soon allow its employees to work from home permanently pandemic or no pandemic. It was being reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sent an email to his employees asking them to continue working from home even when the pandemic ends. This will, however, be applicable for the employees, whose presence is not required in the office.

The change in Twitter's working model was first reported by TechCrunch but now Twitter has released an official statement saying that Twitter was among the first tech companies to adapt the work from home model but it doesn't want to become the first to return to offices as yet.

"We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization 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. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it's safe to return," Jennifer Christie, Vice President, People, Twitter said in a statement.

Twitter in the blog post has also laid out the company's plan to resume in-person working. They said, "Opening offices will be our decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs."

In the same post, Twitter has said that it won't open its offices before September and when it does, it wouldn't rush into things or go back to how things were before the lockdown. Bouncing back to work will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.

The company has announced that there will not be any business travels before September, with a few exceptions. It will also not hold any in-person company events for the rest of 2020. Twitter will decide about the events of 2021 later this year.

Twitter is in no hurry to bounce back and has given leverage to its employees to work from home till they want to. Other tech companies Facebook and Google have also have made extended their work from home policies until the end of this year for most employees. Things are however subjected to change.

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