American Express has announced it will allow employees to work from home for part of the week permanently as part of its return-to-the-office strategy.
Most employees in the U.S. and the U.K. will work in the office Tuesday through Thursday, with the choice to work from home Mondays and Fridays.
The company will allow workers to return to the office on September 13, and adopt its new hybrid policy during the week of October 4. Squeri said that the first three weeks of returning to the workspace would be a transitional period and be limited to 50% occupancy.
“We believe that being in the office together is an important part of what makes our culture special,” Steve Squeri, CEO of American Express. “We also want to keep aspects of the virtual environment that have been working well for us, such as greater inclusivity across our global colleague base, increased work-life balance, an enhanced digital mindset and cutting through bureaucracy to get things done.”
The memo added that those who worked remotely full-time prior to the pandemic will continue to do so. Those who need to be on-site for their jobs will need to come into the office daily.