Mar 29, 2021 - Technology

Tech companies begin opening offices back up

Illustration of office chair on a “welcome” home mat
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Facebook, Microsoft and Uber have all announced plans to begin letting some general workers back into their offices, albeit at reduced levels.

Why it matters: Unlike the rapid shuttering of offices a year ago at the start of the pandemic, the reopenings are expected to be phased and gradual, with many companies foreseeing a hybrid environment where many workers come in only part of the week.

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The big picture: Some companies, such as Dropbox, are planning on being remote-first going forward, turning offices into collaborative spaces when in-person gathering is needed on a particular project.

  • Twitter and Square have said that employees can work remotely on a permanent basis.
  • Others, like Salesforce, are adopting a hybrid approach, with some workers coming to the office each day and others choosing to be remote part or all of the week.
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