The last few years have proven that employees can easily work from home productively. COVID-19 has brought so many challenges in our lives—it indeed imbalanced our working culture, restricted us from going out, enjoying our late nights with our friends and family but also proves that we can still attend meetings, sip coffee and work effectively from our homes.
If you’re waiting for this pandemic to end so that you can restart your corporate life like before, then you should know that some companies have announced permanent work from home.
Yes, you have heard it absolutely right—some companies have already adapted permanent work from home culture. If you’re wondering about those lucky employees who can enjoy work from their homes comfortably and productively, then keep on reading this article. Here, we will mention the top 10 companies with lifetime work from home.
Before getting into the subject, let’s get some facts first:
During pandemic 2020, CFOs, CEOs, and financial advisors saw the benefits of collaborating remotely that leads to less stress at work stations and find people more productive during working hours. A sense of safety at their homes made 50% productive, whereas the left out percentage found it hard to work from their homes while managing household chores.
According to a survey of finance leaders and about 317 CFOs:
- Over 5% of leaders want their employees to work remotely until it all gets over.
- Nearly 25% want that at least 20% of their on-site employees will adapt to permanent remote work.
This survey clearly expresses the concern of industry leaders towards their employees and their working model.
By keeping this in mind, some companies have already announced permanent remote work by considering the safety and productivity of their employees.
Here is a list of the top 10 companies with lifetime work from home:
People who don’t even work at Google know that this gigantic firm has announced permanent remote work for their employees—lucky people. CEO Sundar Pichai proclaimed a hybrid working culture in which employees can choose to work remotely for three days and from the official workstations for the rest of the week.
Another tech firm has decided to let its employees work remotely permanently. As per the revamped office policies, employees can choose their days and hours whenever they want to work from home (less than 50% time). Just like Google, they also made some changes and adapted a hybrid work culture.
Facebook announced permanent remote work for their employees even after the reopening of the offices. The reason behind switching to remote work is to let the employees work from wherever they happen to live.
Infosys, one of the top IT companies in India, declared that about 66% of their work staff will work from the office and the rest 33% will continue to work remotely. In an interview, the HR head of Infosys Richard Lobo said, “firms were allowed to work remotely earlier but pandemic augmented the trend.
This situation has also broken some stereotypes that work productivity can’t be shown from homes. It has shown that every industry can do it and we’re one of them.
After working just for two months, Twitter has told their employees that they can work from their homes “forever” if they want to. CEO Jack Dorsey announced, “employees except those who are required to present physically in their jobs (like maintaining servers), are allowed to work remotely.
Like other companies, this question & answer website has also declared that they would adopt remote work as their first working model. CEO Adam D’Angelo seems to have so many plans about their work-from-home model that you can read here.
Shopify’s head Tobi Lutke has announced a permanent work from the home model for their employees. As you all know that this is a Canadian E-commerce company that helps other sellers to set up and sell their goods on its site.
By keeping the pandemic in mind, they have announced that they will keep their offices shut until 2021 and after that, they will switch to permanent work from home model.
We all know this music application. This firm has also declared that they’re adopting “work from anywhere” mode in February. This mode of working offers their employees to work from anywhere, whether they want to work from home or offices or amalgamation of both.
This music streaming firm offered its employees an opportunity to work from any location. If their employees choose any location far from the Spotify office, the company would provide them with a co-working space.
After Twitter announced their “permanent work from home” news, Dorsey’s second firm Square has followed the pattern. Like Twitter, Square’s employees can choose to work from home, except the ones whose jobs require them to be present on-site physically.
Zillow’s chief people officer Dan Spaulding has also declared in July that they are allowing 90% of their employees to work flexibly permanently. He said, real estate market employees are allowed to “work from anywhere, they feel most productive”. Whether they want to choose an office, home, or a combination.
Frequently Asked Questions about Work From Home
1. Why should companies adopt permanent work from home?
The decision should be based on the safety of the working staff and what they want to choose. However, letting employees work from home doesn’t only give them a sense that they’re safe but also increases their productivity.
2. Does the work from home working model offer productivity?
Yes, this working model has shown that employees who work from home are productive and happy.
3. What are the best tools that support remote work?
Zoom, Microsoft teams, Dropbox, Spotify, and Google drive are the best remote working tools.
Ending this article with a message that nothing is more important than life—choose safety first, then your productivity at work. To make the most of your “work from home” working model, focus, take the help of tools, drink enough water, exercise daily, and eat healthily.