The end of teleworking is not for now at Apple. The Cupertino company has indeed announced to its employees that the return to work on site, initially scheduled for the month of February, was once again postponed. In an internal memo, Tim Cook explains that the latter is late and that the date ” not yet determined “.
However, and rather surprisingly, the CEO also announces that each employee of the company concerned will receive a bonus of 1000 dollars in order to update their work-at-home equipment. If the apple brand thus takes care to invest, we can therefore imagine that the mandatory return to the office is still quite a long way off.
“We believe in-person collaboration is essential”
As a reminder, Apple had planned a gradual return to work on site from next February. In detail, employees had to start by spending one or two days in the office per week. Then, in March, they would come on site on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while Wednesdays and Fridays could be teleworked.
These initial plans are therefore completely revised. The news should not displease some employees who have in the past expressed their desire to be able to continue working remotely. On the other hand, the management of the Apple brand does not really appreciate teleworking.
Thus, Deirdre O’Brien, Head of Retail Sales and Personnel, explained earlier this year: “ We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future. If we take a moment to reflect on our amazing product launches over the past year, the launch products and execution were built on the years of hard work we did when we were all together in person. “.