The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, announced on Tuesday (26), and the re-opening of the offices of the company in July. According to the executive, then the return will be carried out gradually, and it will be focused on employees who are not able to carry out their activities from a distance. The company conducts its business, remotely, from the beginning of 2020 due to the multi – COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus.
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The office will be open from the 6th of July, in the case of the “external conditions allow it”. In a publication in a blog of Google, Pichai explained that the development activities will be taken up very slowly to the staff, who are not able to perform their duties remotely.
Initially, only about 10% of the offices are to be filled. The new protocols will also be adopted for the purpose of preventing the spread of the disease. “We have stringent health, safety and security, to ensure that the guidelines for social distancing and sanitation are adhered to,” says the executive.
Google is also planning a re-opening of more full-fledged offices in the course of the next few months. The expectation of the company is to achieve 30% of its capacity in September. But, again, the goal will only be reached if the “external conditions allow it,” according to the alert, the CEO, and for the second time.
Managers will have until the 10th of June, to advise the employee whether there is a need to get back to the office. If the remote work is possible, the previous rules remain in effect. According to the executive, and for all the others, to return to the office to be a volunteer, until the end of the year, and we encourage you to continue working from home, if you can”.
Sundar Pichai also announced an aid of US$ 1,000 (about$ 5.340 in direct conversion) or the equivalent amount in local currency to the workers at the home office for funding of equipment and furniture for the office.
Other companies are also gearing up for the reopening of our offices on the second half such as Facebook. The advent of social networking is to begin training in July, but according to the same rules as the Google search. Already, Twitter has released the document for an undetermined period of time after the end of the pandemic.