05.18.20 - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced to the company’s employees that many will be allowed to continue to work from home as long as they see fit or want. Even after the pandemic has ended, Twitter plans to allow many employees the option of working at home, a company spokesperson assured.
“Opening offices will be our decision,” said the Twitter spokesperson. “When and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”
In an email previously reported on and first obtained by Buzzfeed, Jack Dorsey had assured that it was not likely that Twitter will open its office any time soon, regardless of how long the stay-at-home orders remain in place. Any events the company had scheduled are officially canceled for the entirety of the calendar year.
“The past few months have proven we can make that work,” the spokesperson said. “So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”
Many companies within Silicon Valley have been rethinking their organizational policy as executives and directors contemplate a post-pandemic world. Most organizations have struggled mightily to adjust to social distancing guidelines and the lockdown. Twitter's new policy comes as a reaction to these concerns and will continue to evolve as the company reassess its plan going forward throughout the year.