Dropbox has revealed that it will allow employees to work from home permanently, following similar announcements from Microsoft and Twitter.
The company also announced it would be converting its current offices into coworking spaces, dubbed “Dropbox Studios,” to accommodate employees who do want an office when it is safe.
The new flexible offices will be located in Austin, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as its Dublin location.
“While there may be some exceptions based on team and role, employees will also have flexibility to relocate outside of locations where we currently have offices. There will be some parameters but the choices will be much greater,” the company said. “As a result, we expect Dropbox to become more geographically distributed over time, and hope this offers our teams more choices in where they live, work, and hire from.”
In addition to allowing certain employees to work from home permanently, Dropbox said it will allow workers to create their own schedules aside from the company’s core collaboration hours.
Internal surveys from the company found that 90% of employees feel more productive when working from home and do not want to return to the office full-time.
Additionally, Dropbox has extended its mandatory remote working policy until June 2021.