The world has changed a lot since COVID-19. The pandemic forced many companies into going remote, whether fully or partially. This change has led to more people around world working from home than ever before. Though COVID-19 triggered a major migration from the conventional workplace to remote setups, the transition itself wasn’t difficult from a technological standpoint – all it requires is a laptop, high-speed internet and a quiet room to perform a knowledge-based job from home. That’s why some companies have decided to stay fully remote, even after the pandemic passes.
We have complied a list of businesses which have announced that they will allow, encourage or require workers to work from home permanently.
Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke announced in a tweet that the company would be going permanently remote. Lutke went on to say that after the pandemic, most employees will work from home on a permanent basis. Employees can work in the company’s Canadian and Irish headquarters when they are available.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey emailed employees saying they would be allowed to work permanently from home, even after the pandemic lockdown of coronavirus passes.
Facebook said it would start allowing most of its employees to request a permanent change in their jobs to allow them to work remotely. Today, the company will begin by making most of its US job openings eligible for remote hires, and later this year will begin taking applications for permanent remote work among its staff.
“After the restrictions of quarantine are over, Coinbase will embrace being ’remote-first,’ meaning we will offer the option to work in an office or remotely for the vast majority of roles,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced in blog post.
“We want employees to be able to work where they feel most creative and productive,” Jack Dorsey said in a statement.
Michael Karnjanaprakorn CEO & Founder of Otis tweeted “This week, we rolled out Work from Anywhere. Will keep our NYC office as HQ (these are desks at a co-working space). Anyone can work from anywhere in the U.S.”
Upwork CEO Hayden Brown’s tweet confirmed that company is permanently going remote. “@Upwork knows firsthand the incredible outcomes that distributed teams can deliver. Building on our 20 years of experience as a remote work company, we are now permanently embracing a ’remote-first’ model.”
“AWeber’s future starts today, as a remote first company in what is our biggest organizational change in 21 years. There won’t be a date for going back to the office, as we have no intention of going back and will from this point forward be working and hiring remotely.” Tom Kulzer CEO & Founder wrote in an email to the entire team.
Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School tweeted that employees are free to work from home, from an office or from anywhere within the United States.
Amazon gives employees the option to work from home two days a week. The company plans to maintain offices open around the country, giving commercial real estate some stability.
The multinational technology giant offers an option to work from home twice a week and to work in the office three times a week.
Microsoft permits employees to work from home for half of the week, and with permission from their managers, they can work remotely full time.
Spotify has embraced a hybrid strategy, allowing employees to work from anywhere in the world. If an employee prefers to work in the office but doesn’t live near one of Spotify’s existing offices, the company will pay for the co-working space.
Slack allows current employees to work from home indefinitely while opening most new positions to remote candidates. The company wants to keep the office open for employees who want to use them.
Quora has implemented a remote-first strategy, allowing nearly all employees to work from home and migrate to any location where the company is legally permitted to employ them. Instead of trying to recreate the office-centric work style, the company decided to invest on developing the remote work experience.