Microsoft CEO Says Forcing Employees Back To Work Is Short-Sighted.
Microsoft CEO said in an interview on September 9 that companies forcing their employees to report to the office amid rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases are “short-sighted.”
As employee expectations keep changing, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to hybrid work, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
He said: “The only way for organizations to solve for this complexity is to embrace flexibility across their entire operating model, including the ways people work, the places they inhabit, and how they approach the business process.”
Satya Nadella statement came a day after Microsoft told its US employees that it had indefinitely delayed their return to offices.
The IT giant had already announced that it would delay reopening its workplaces from September 7 to October 4. It has been delayed indefinitely now.
Jared Spataro, the Corporate Vice-President, informed that Microsoft would not announce a date until there is guidance from public health offices on when it is safe to return to work. Even when Microsoft decides to reopen its offices, employees will get a 30-day transition window to prepare.