According to an inside source, the largest ride-sharing company in the world, Uber will take a very laissez-faire approach to welcome office employees back to work. Now, Uber is saying it plans to allow employees to work from home at least half the time.
Many companies took a long look at their office work requirements post-pandemic and some even decided to allow employees to work from home permanently. However, Uber’s news marks the first big-tech company in the US that’s considering a change this broad.
Uber’s policy would allow employees to work from home for up to five days as long as they work in-office the following five days.
In April, Uber seemed to take a different position. Then, Uber said it would allow employees to work from home up to two days a week while requiring at least three days in-office during the same week.
As IT budgets grow and the “gig economy” continues to expand, work-from-home positions are becoming ever-more present in the industry.
In addition, employees won’t be expected to work from home during non-office days. Instead, they’ll be able to work wherever and Uber said it would encourage employees to work at locations other than their home for at least four weeks a year.
Like many tech companies, Uber also announced it would look at allowing more employees to work from home full-time if their position allows it.
Many smaller IT firms will likely keep a close eye on Uber’s decisions and might follow suit if the plan works out.