Several companies have realized that there are benefits to supporting both in-person and remote working arrangements. Notably, organizations like Google have already stated that they will be moving forward with a hybrid approach to accommodate the varying needs of employees and the company itself.
Months ago, Google was one of the first major technology companies to reveal it would let its employees work from home through July 2021. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, said that the pandemic led the company to realize it needed to do more to support a collaborative workplace.
“I see the future as definitely being more flexible,” said Pichai. “We firmly believe in being together, and having that sense of community is super important. … I don’t think the future is 100% remote or something. We value our offices and we value our culture, but I do think we need to create more flexibility and hybrid models.”