Google will begin to reopen its doors on July 6 for a select number of employees who need or wish to return to the office.
The Alphabet chief said he understood the fears of those early in their careers that traditional working may never return, and who were anxious about losing out on the creativity, teamwork and social benefits that come with working in an office. Regarding the same, the company's chief Sundar Pichai has explained in a blog post that Google is acclimatizing with this new workflow and is chalking out plans for the future, one of which involves giving $1,000 as an allowance to employees working from home.
Google expects 10 percent of employees to return to the office following the July 4 holiday, CEO Sundar Pichai told employees in a memo, and aims to have 30 percent of its workforce return from remote work by September.
Further, Pichai announced that Google will allow employees to relocate temporarily to a different location to stay closer with families while continuing to work remotely.
"We're also investing more in your work-from-home setup to make sure you have what you need to be productive and comfortable", wrote Pichai. It will follow a rotating schedule where employees will go to office once a week so in total there will be 10% workforce.
Pichai said that in this case, they need to review the guidelines which include important information about a number of personal factors such as your tax filings and health coverage/eligibility.
"Our campuses are created to enable collaboration and community-in fact, some of our greatest innovations were the result of chance encounters in the office-and it's clear this is something many of us don't want to lose", Pichai wrote.