Apple has confirmed that it is backDelaying the date of its return to officeGoogle joins the ranks of others who are putting off their return because of a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The technology giant had previously said that it would introduce a new hybrid arrangement in February. However, CEO Tim Cook now claims that Apple will indefinitely delay the hybrid work pilot.
Cook said that the offices are open and that many of their colleagues are still coming in, including our teams in Greater China.
Apple is allowing employees to return home when they feel comfortable. In keeping with its commitment to flexibility, the company is offering $1,000 to employees who work remotely to help them pay for their needs.
Apple finally realizes that flexibility is key after nearly two years of trying.
This is significant because Apple was the tech company that seemed most eager to get workers back to work, which has led employees and the public to react.
Although the company is keen to have workers back in the office, it is realizing the unattainable goal of a specific date. As the unpredictable health crisis lingers and the Great Resignation becomes more serious for many organizations, the firm realizes that this is impossible.