Pichai also said that most of the company’s employees from now on will be working three days a week from the office and two days from “wherever they work best.” This means that those two days they can work from home or anywhere they want. In short, they don’t have to go to the office and work those two days.
Pichai mailed the staff, “We’ll move to a hybrid work week where most Googlers spend approximately three days in the office and two days wherever they work best.”
He continues, “Since in-office time will be focused on collaboration, your product areas and functions will help decide which days teams will come together in the office. There will also be roles that may need to be on-site more than three days a week due to the nature of the work.”
Google shared the email in a blog post as well as in a tweet by Pichai.
In the places where the offices of the company have been reopened in a nominal capacity, 60 % of the staff has returned already.
Pichai said, “Taken together these changes will result in a workforce where around 60 % of Googlers are coming together in the office for a few days a week, another 20 percent are working in new office locations, and 20 percent are working from home.”
Google employees will now also have the option to use any other location for working except their main office for up to 4 weeks a year.