Sundar Pichai via E-mail: Google Codes New Hybrid Week for Employees
The CEO of Google sent an email to the employees regarding the relevance of a new hybrid working week.
The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, has motivated his employees over e-mail to return to the office for at least three days a week for effective productivity. Yes, Google was one of the first companies to initiate complete work from home environment for the healthcare welfare of its employees since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Sundar Pichai recommends that this new hybrid work week will stimulate more energy to generate new ideas for the world.
What has the CEO of Google mentioned in the e-mail for his employees?
Sundar Pichai mentioned that for 20 years physical interaction among the employees tends to churn the creative power inside the brain, generating more and more ideas to solve interesting problems. This flexible work week involves 60% office-based, 20% new location-based and 20% work from home, which are only available to regions where Google offices will be opened post-strict lockdown in this pandemic.
At least those teams should be present on-site where the physical interaction/ collaboration is necessary for effective workflow. He outlined the plan that only 20% workforce can be completed at work from home and the rest can apply for relocation with necessary salary adjustments. The Indian-origin CEO also expressed his condolences for the heart-breaking current pandemic situations in India, Brazil and many other countries across the world. He has urged his employees to focus on taking care of themselves and their loved ones because humans support each other in the best possible way.
Google has already rearranged the infrastructure of the office environment to maintain the COVID-19 protocols strictly for the employees. The post-pandemic look consists of Team Pods with movable furniture along with inflatable walls for more employee privacy. Campfire conference room is there to enable equal participation of both virtual and physical employees at the same time. There will be open-air tents on lawns and parking lots with boxed meals.
Sundar Pichai stated that by mid-June the PA of employees would come back with a process by which they can apply for re-location but it will be only accepted if there is a presence of proper infrastructure on-site.
Hence, Google has introduced some relaxing work from home regulations post-pandemic lockdown for the betterment of the employees as well as the company. This influential Silicon Valley giant is ready to offer extra reset days for this new adjustment to the employees.