Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to shift the company towards a remote workforce over the next decade. This means the permanent arrangement of the company’s operations around the structure that the coronavirus pandemic has caused.
The plan is “one of the highest-profile examples of business leaders committing to extend the practices their companies quickly embraced to adjust to the crisis,” reported Fox Business.
The changes for newly hired employees will roll out initially in the U.S. It will apply only to senior engineers at first.
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“This is about how we do better work and attract the people we need to do the best work we can,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. According to him, Facebook’s ability to keep working amid abrupt restrictions brought on by the pandemic gave him confidence in the remote working model, as reported by Fox Business.
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His plan sets the company on a course for a long-term change as other companies in different industries are rethinking how they function in “pandemic-induced remote-work requirements.”
Mr. Zuckerberg has been one of the aggressive business leaders in adopting changes during the crisis. He said employees would return to their offices only gradually once health authorities allow it. Those who want to work remotely will be allowed through at least the end of the year.