Twitter staff will work from home FOREVER: Social media giant tells ‘Tweeps’ to work ‘wherever you feel most productive and creative’
- Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal made the announcement on the social platform
- He said the firm’s global offices were opening back up again and travel resuming
- But he said staff who did not want to go back in did not have to if they wished
Twitter has told all its staff they can work from home forever if they wish.
The tech giant – co-founded by Jack Dorsey – announced yesterday it was reopening its offices around the world.
But in the same statement, which called staff Tweeps, CEO Parag Agrawal announced no-one had to go back in if they chose not to.
In his message sent to all staff and posted on Twitter, Mr Agrawal said: ‘As we open back up our approach remains the same.
‘Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes working from home full-time forever.
‘Office every day? That works too. Some days in office, some days from home? Of course. That’s actually how most of you feel.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal made the announcement on the social platform yesterday
He said people could now work wherever they wanted and not necessarily the office again
‘Details on logistics, dates, safety message measures, and how we work will be coming soon from Pat and Tracy to whom I am deeply grateful, along with the amazing cross functional team that carried us through the past two years.
‘And thank you to the tweeps who have in office roles, like our data centres, who have been coming into work for the past two years and continue to show up for us and our customers every single day. We appreciate you.
‘I look forward to seeing you all back at the office or perhaps at an event, somewhere in your home city, or mine? Can’t wait.’
Twitter was one of the first in the tech business to urge employees to work remotely when the coronavirus first emerged in the US in mid-March 2020.
Twitter was one of the first businesses to start working from home when the pandemic hit
A third of 1,000 office employees surveyed recently said they have not been in the workplace since March 2020. Pictured: Commuters at London Bridge station last month
At the time human resources boss Jennifer Christie said that the company would ‘never probably be the same’ in its work culture post-pandemic.
She predicted: ‘People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way.
‘Managers who didn’t think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. I do think we won’t go back.’
In January, Boris Johnson ended guidance to work from home where possible in England as the government scrapped the remaining Covid restrictions.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been moving slower towards dropping the same rules.
But in research for insurance brokerage Gallagher, a third of employees who previously worked in offices said they had not returned in almost two years following the March 2020 lockdown.
A quarter of business leaders said their employees’ contracts do not stipulate that they need to work from a specific location, the study suggests.
Bosses voiced concern about the risk of litigation, driven by changing working patterns, as staff are asked to return to the workplace, said a report.
The research found that most businesses are suggesting workers should be in the office full-time now or in the near future, or a minimum of part-time, as they implement a hybrid model.
But a third of the 1,000 business leaders surveyed said they are meeting resistance from their employees towards returning to the workplace even part-time.