Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

According to reports, Microsoft employees will need approval from their managers to work remotely on a permanent basis, but can spend less than 50 percent of their week outside the office without approval.
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on October 9, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn’t expect to reopen its US offices until January of next year at the earliest.

But when it does, workers can chose to work from their residences permanently, although in that case they will have to give up their office space.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live and work in new ways,” Microsoft’s Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan said in a note to employees obtained by the tech news outlet.

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