Apple tells staff: work from home indefinitely
The music industry has big plans for 2022. Covid-19 looks increasingly likely to disrupt them … in the first quarter and beyond.
The Omicron variant is now spreading rampantly in several territories around the world.
Earlier today (December 15), the United Kingdom reported his highest never figure for daily cases of Covid: 78 610 compared to the previous peak of 68,053 January 8, 2021.
And in the past two hours, we’ve learned that tech giant Apple has told company staff that they habit expect to return to the office … indefinitely.
In November, Apple has told its executives that they are expected to spend working days in the office starting February 1, 2022.
This date has now been postponed, to a period which is – according to Apple CEO Tim Cook – “yet to be determined”.
to cook broke the news to staff in a memo today, in which he also announced that all company employees would get $ 1,000 from Apple to purchase work equipment for their homes.
Apple’s move is sure to have an impact on the thinking of the Big Three music companies, which closely monitor the work-from-home policies of other multinationals.
In February, Spotify told its staff that it could now “work from anywhere” full-time, provided it got approval from its manager.
In one HR blog post Explaining the movement, Spotify wrote, “We have been discussing the future of work and what it will look like for the past few years, and have always concluded that globalization and digitization are the drivers of a more flexible workplace, which is better for both the company and our employees.
“Then 2020 arrived. Overnight we were forced to work from home, which in itself was a litmus test of our culture and values, and even though we are not yet on the other side of this pandemic, or the challenges. racial and social that last year brought to light, we’re proud to say that Spotify’s culture is strong.
“The events of the past year have accelerated [our] thinking ahead and we believe now is the time to start becoming a flexible / distributed business first and we are happy to present our Work From Anywhere program for all employees.Music trade around the world