Thursday, May 6, 2021

g-f(2)263 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/6/2021), WSJ, Google Adopts Hybrid Workweek, With 20% of Its Employees to Work Remotely.


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Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced a series of moves to offer employees more workplace flexibility, allowing a fifth of its staff to work from home permanently and another fifth of workers to shift to a different geographic location.
  • Employees will have to apply for both location-change options, with approval being up to their managers.
  • Google is also moving to a hybrid workweek, where employees work from offices about three days a week, and two days “wherever they work best,” Mr. Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said.
  • The company also will offer four weeks per year where staff can work from anywhere with manager approval, a move that aims to give employees more flexibility around summer and holiday travel.
  • “The future of work is flexibility,” Mr. Pichai said. He said the changes aimed to help staff do their best work.


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  • Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced a series of moves to offer employees more workplace flexibility, allowing a fifth of its staff to work from home permanently and another fifth of workers to shift to a different geographic location.
    • Employees will have to apply for both location-change options, with approval being up to their managers.
    • Google is also moving to a hybrid workweek, where employees work from offices about three days a week, and two days “wherever they work best,” Mr. Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said.
    • The company also will offer four weeks per year where staff can work from anywhere with manager approval, a move that aims to give employees more flexibility around summer and holiday travel.
    • “The future of work is flexibility,” Mr. Pichai said. He said the changes aimed to help staff do their best work.


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  • “The future of work is flexibility,” Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said. He said the changes aimed to help staff do their best work.

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Tripp Mickle covers Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. for The Wall Street Journal. He previously served as the Journal's reporter on Apple Inc., following a stint covering the alcohol and tobacco industries. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Mickle worked as a sportswriter at SportsBusiness Journal and Newsday. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University. To contact Mr. Mickle, email: tripp.mickle@wsj.com. For regular updates, follow him on Twitter: @trippmickle.


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