This is bad news for employees of the Apple brand who had become accustomed to working from home. Apple has informed them that they will be back in the office next September. For the past few months, Apple employees have been working in the office two days a week, but the company is now aiming for a full return in the medium term, reports Bloomberg this Tuesday, August 16.
Apple originally planned to require its employees to return to the office in September 2021, then three days a week in May, but that schedule was delayed due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. Under the new “pilot” work plan announced by Apple, all employees will be required to be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a third day of attendance that will vary from team to team. On other days, most employees will be able to work from home.
Apple remains committed to the presence of its employees on its campuses
“We are excited to move forward with the pilot work plan and believe this revised framework will improve our ability to work flexibly, while maintaining the spirit of collaboration that is so essential to our culture. of business”, underlines the leader of Apple, Tim Cook, in a press release taken up by the site The Verge.
While many tech companies have instituted permanent remote work policies for their employees, Apple is sticking to the in-office work model, at least partially. Throughout the pandemic, Apple management has consistently reiterated its intention to see Apple employees return to the office to physically collaborate with co-workers.
Note that this return to the office will take place just before the iPhone 14 Keynote, scheduled for September 13.