Video conferencing platform, Zoom has ended work-from-home and asked all of its employees to report back to the office.
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said in a memo to employees, ‘We believe that the best way to build Zoom is to have our people together. We need to be able to collaborate and innovate face-to-face.”
“As a company, we are in a better position to use our own technologies, continue to innovate, and support our global customers”, Eric Yuan added.
“We believe that a structured hybrid approach – meaning employees that live near an office need to be onsite two days a week to interact with their teams – is most effective for Zoom,” a company spokesperson told Business Insider.
However, now X (formally known as Twitter) users are reacting to this. One user said, “The company that is helping people to work from home is now requiring employees on-site.”
Another user said, “Wait? Zoom has offices?”
“How can a company which literally supports remote work not even believe in the concept itself?”, another user wrote.
“Isn’t it ironic: the company that made billions enabling us all to work from home during the pandemic orders its staff to stop working from home”, another user said.
The companies are updating their policies so that the employees can return to the office and Work from Office.
IT and Tech major companies including TCS, Accenture, IBM, Google, and Infosys, etc are calling their employees back to the office and trying to have at least employees work 2-3 days from the office.
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna warns employees, said return to office or lose career opportunities. Remote work can hurt the career prospects of employees, especially in managerial roles.
If you aspire to lead roles would face difficulties in getting promoted, especially to managerial positions, he added.
He said, “Remote work is more suitable for certain roles that require individual work. In the short term, you probably can be equally productive, but your career does suffer.”
“Moving from there to another role is probably less likely because nobody’s observing them in another context. It will be tougher. Not impossible, but probably a lot tougher”, he added.