Microsoft says employees can work from home as long as they want

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Microsoft Corp. is giving employees the option to work from home permanently under a “hybrid workplace” plan during and after the pandemic, according to a report in The Verge. The news site obtained internal guidance on the plan. “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live, and work in new ways,” Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, said in a note to employees. “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles, while balancing business needs, and ensuring we live our culture.” In a statement to MarketWatch, a Microsoft spokesman said: “We shared guidelines internally this week to provide options for our employees to plan ahead for when we can return to the workplace safely. Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention-guided by employee input, data, and our commitment to support individual workstyles and business needs while living our culture.”
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