Tuesday February 1 will mark the return to the office for many employees at Apple. It is in all that announced Tim Cook, number one of the company, in a memo sent to his collaborators and which was able to have access to the investigative media. The Information. This is not his first attempt, and has a habit of communicating relatively reliable survey results most of the time.
However, the various employees concerned should not have to leave their homes more than one to two days a week to do so, according to the source. Cupertino’s strategy is therefore progressive, probably in order to reassure the most skeptical for whom the coronavirus pandemic continues to generate certain apprehensions. But in March, the situation will change again: only Wednesday and Friday will then be synonymous with teleworking.
An effective push?
According to the message that was able to consult The Information, Apple is also preparing to allow its teams to benefit from a full month of cumulative remote work per year, against half as much previously. The motivations behind this policy change are multiple, and the recent #AppleToo affair, which saw several layoffs at the California firm, may also have something to do with it.
Of course, we also know that this way of working is considered to be truly beneficial for those who benefit from it. For Cook, this is “more opportunity to travel“, To be close to his family or to give a boost to his habits.
Many professionals working at Apple, however, believe that this “obligation” to return to the office is not necessarily the most judicious. We know that the company now has all the keys in hand to organize events completely online, not to mention that its in-house tools such as the Facetime application allow collaboration without having to be in the same room.
Thanks to Business Essentials, it’s even now very easy to onboard a new hire directly from an iPad or Mac. This suite, currently dedicated to companies with 500 employees or less, has indeed probably been successfully evaluated internally before being launched in public beta in the United States.