Tech giant Apple is asking staff to return to the office three days per week starting early September 2021.
CEO Tim Cook sent out an email on Wednesday informing staff of the change, according to The Verge, in which he stated that “something essential” has been missing while staff worked remotely this past year: “each other”.
Regarding video conference calling, Cook noted that “there are things it simply cannot replicate”.
Most employees will be asked to come into the office three days per week — Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays — with the option of working remotely the remaining two days. Teams that need to work in-person will return four to five days a week.
Employees will also have the chance to work remotely for up to two weeks a year, in order to be closer to family, manage unexpected travel, “or a different reason all your own.”