The global search giant Google will progressively reopen its officers from July 6. The firm will also provide $1000 to every employee towards expenses on essential equipment and office furniture as they continue to work from home.
“This will give Googlers who need to come back to the office or, capacity permitting, who want to come back the opportunity to return on a limited, rotating basis”
Sundar Pichai, CEO – Alphabet & Google
According to Mr. Pichai, if the condition permits, Google will gain 30 percent office occupancy by September by further scaling the rotation program.
“If this applies to you, your manager will let you know by June 10. For everyone else, returning to the office will be voluntary through the end of the year, and we encourage you to continue to work from home if you can,” Mr. Pichai said.
Google’s initial plan was to continue work from home policy till June 1.
While some of Google employees have shown interest in coming back to the office, others have asked whether it’s okay to momentarily relocate to another place to be closer to family while you’re working from home. Pichai said that in this case, they need to evaluate the guidelines which include relevant information about a number of personal factors such as your tax filings and health coverage/eligibility.
The Google CEO said “We’ll have rigorous health and safety measures in place to ensure social distancing and sanitization guidelines are followed, so the office will look and feel different than when you left.”
“We are taking slow, deliberate steps to begin re-opening offices in areas where they still remain largely closed. We’re also investing more in your work-from-home set up to make sure you have what you need to be productive and comfortable,” Mr. Pichai added.