Apple Employees To Return To Office Base April 11
April 11 Set as ultimatum for Apple employees to return to work at Apple Park
Bloomberg Mark Gurman reports that Apple has set an April 11 ultimatum for company workers in the U.S. to return to locations like Apple Park.
Apple Introduce New Pattern of Working
Apple is preparing for a mixed in-office and at-home work schedule in the future. The article adds that Apple workers will be expected to work from home at least one day per week by April 11, at least two days per week by May 2, and at least three days per week by May 23. Those three days would be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, with most workers having the opportunity to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.
In a message to staffers acquired by Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote, “For many of you, I know that returning to the office marks a long-awaited milestone and is a good indicator that we may connect more completely with the colleagues who play such an essential part in our lives.” “For others, it may also be an uncomfortable adjustment.”
Apple had hoped for staff to return to the workplace in February, but the plans were postponed indefinitely owing to mounting COVID-19 instances. With reported incidents having subsequently been reduced in the U.S., Apple is once again seeking a return to in-person employment.
Meanwhile, Google has also instructed its employees to resume at respective offices starting April 4. Apple’s decision is only coming to light a few hours after Google’s decision to allow staff to return to work.
Apple’s corporate staff have primarily been working from home since the onset of the outbreak. Apple leadership has consistently made it clear that staff will ultimately need to return to the workplace whenever it is safer to do so, despite some employees disagreeing.
For everything that we’ve been able to do while many of us have been apart, the fact is that there has been something crucial missing from this last year: each other, Cook stated in a June 20, 2021 message to staff. “Video conference calling has shortened the gap between us. It’s true, but there are things it just cannot reproduce.”