As per various reports, the tech giant Google has asked its employees to share the desks and work on alternative days in order of cost-cutting exercise.
According to CNBC reports, Google spokesperson said, “Since returning to the office, we’ve run pilots and conducted surveys with Cloud employees to explore different hybrid work models and help shape the best experience.”
“Our data show Cloud Googlers value guaranteed in-person collaboration when they are in the office, as well as the option to work from home a few days each week”, the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson further added, “With this feedback, we’ve developed our new rotational model, combining the best of pre-pandemic collaboration with the flexibility and focus we’ve all come to appreciate from remote work, while also allowing us to use our spaces more efficiently”, the google spokesperson added.
Google has encouraged to work on alternative days so that they employees can share their desks. The new rule is implemented in office locations in the United States – Kirkland, Washington, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Sunnyvale, California.
Additionally, to implement this move the company has also organized employees into “neighborhoods” consisting of teams of 200 to 300 employees and partners. In this, each neighborhood will have a Vice President or Director who will be responsible for allocating space in the area.
Recently, Google laid off 453 employees from various departments in India. In January, Google parent Alphabet announced to sack 12,000 employees. The company CEO took responsibility for the layoffs.
Earlier, Google’s CEO admitted that the future is unpredictable. The development of either layoff or hiring slowdown comes after IT companies, crypto exchanges, and financial firms cut out jobs and slow down the hiring process due to slow global economic growth caused by higher interest rates, and rising inflation.
Recently, Google CEO Sundar Pichai & Senior Executives took pay cuts as part of the company’s cost-cutting measures.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai clarified that the supposed cut would be a very significant reduction in their annual bonus. Recently, the company also delayed the Year-end bonus checks for employees due to the transition to a new performance management system.