December 21, 2020
Does Google Know Something We Don't - Google Pushing Back Return To Work To September 2021
In March, Google was one of the first companies to tell employees to start working from home before other corporations had a grasp on the risks of working together in enclosed offices. It has repeatedly delayed the timing on when it expects employees to return to the office from January 2021 to July and now, September.
A very interesting article from the Daisuke Wakabayashi and the The New York Times Times.
We think Big Tech is going to lead the way and will create a “flexible working” competitive benefits war that is going to force all tech and non-tech firms to react.
The articles speaks to Google piloting a 3 day work week in the office for collaboration for those that need to be in the office.
What is more interesting is why did Google push back a “return” of some sorts to September.
Did perhaps they use their big data capabilities around search to make an assessment as to when a “safe %” of the population might be vaccinated?
We anticipate and predict that Google will push back until 2021 a return to the office in some form.
Our polls actually predicted much of this reality :
62% Of Employees Never Want To Return To Pre-Covid Work Reality : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6707273548123262976/
35% Of Employees Think December 31st 2021 or Never Return To Office : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6709088648333287424/Back