Updated · Sep 26, 2022
Apple Asks Employees to Return to Work Under Hybrid Model
Updated · Aug 16, 2022
In a memo sent out on Monday, Tim Cook tasked employees to come in three times a week.
Back to Work
Apple has informed employees that they are expected to return to the office from September 5, according to an internal memo first reported by Bloomberg.
The company will require staff who work in its headquarters and nearby offices to work in person for three days each week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the mandated work days for each staff. A third day will be set by individual teams.
As with most other companies, Apple switched to full remote work at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the tech giant has been considering a hybrid model for a while, first announcing it in June last year.
Employees pushed back at the move, which is not surprising - statistics show that 82% of people feel less stressed when working from home. They demanded a flexible model instead.
Apple’s latest announcement, made by CEO Tim Cook, claims to take those protests into consideration with the introduction of a varying third day. The original plan had Monday as a set work day.
“We are excited to move forward with the pilot and believe that this revised framework will enhance our ability to work flexibly while preserving the in-person collaboration that is so essential to our culture,” Cook said.
The revamped work policy will first kick off in the Silicon Valley area before spreading to all Apple offices.
Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.
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