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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Calls For A ‘Hybrid’ Work-From-Home Model

In an interview with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the TIME100 Honorees: Visions for the Future event, the chief executive said that the search engine giant will be more “flexible” with its workers and offer a “hybrid” model that will include a blend of both remote and in-office methods of working. Pichai, who was recognized by TIME as one of the world’s most influential people, acknowledged that his employees have distinct needs, as it relates to their work style and preferences. 

In an attempt to offer a worker-friendly environment, Pichai said, “We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having a sense of community is super important when you have to solve hard problems and create something new so we don’t see that changing. But we do think we need to create more flexibility and more hybrid models.” He feels that this approach

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Deutsche Bank Revamps Work-From-Home Rule in Permanent Shift

(Bloomberg) — Deutsche Bank AG is revising its work-from-home policies in an effort to permanently reduce office space, adding to a growing number of lenders that are using lessons learned from the pandemic to lower costs.



a room filled with furniture and a large window: Empty desk space sits in the Deutsche Bank AG offices in Eschborn, Germany, on Monday, May 25, 2020. The trickle of workers returning to Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters are finding a new reality of takeout lunches and coffee as the lender restricts social contact.


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Empty desk space sits in the Deutsche Bank AG offices in Eschborn, Germany, on Monday, May 25, 2020. The trickle of workers returning to Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters are finding a new reality of takeout lunches and coffee as the lender restricts social contact.

The bank’s leadership is working on a new “hybrid model” for how staff can split work between the office and their homes, Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing said at a conference on Thursday.

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The new policies will eventually allow employees to have binding agreements on how many days per week they want to work away from the office, a person familiar with the matter said. The

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Men’s Work-From-Home Fall Essentials List

As Summer is starting to fade like jeans in the sun, and Autumn creeps into the picture, there are some essentials, other than a facemask, that men should consider for the new work-from-home experience. With most of your ‘to-do’ going on at home, getting dressed for work these past few months has been a new endeavor for all of us. 

Some maintained dignity, but others (many others) have made little effort to uphold a visual standard for their appearance as a contributing member of society.

We let our hair grow and let our style simplify itself through the natural process of not having to go to a legitimate office or in-person meeting. The same shirt for days or the go-to Zoom

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Google will try ‘hybrid’ work-from-home models, as most employees don’t want to come in every day

  • Most Google employees want to return to the office at some point, but not every day, according to a recent Google survey of its employees’ desires for post-pandemic work.
  • The company said it is planning “hybrid” models for future work, including rearranging its offices, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview with Time magazine on Wednesday.
  • Silicon Valley companies are competing on flexible work options for existing and prospective talent.



Sundar Pichai wearing a suit and tie: Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the U.S. and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical.


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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the U.S. and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical.

Google is rethinking its long-term work options for employees, as most of them say they don’t want to come back to the office full-time.

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Regaining Control Of Remote Application Environments In A Work-From-Home World

Eugene Xiong is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Foxit, a leading provider of innovative PDF products and services.

The Covid-19 shutdown of businesses hit most companies like a bolt of lightning. It was sudden and shocking. Now, more than five months into this pervasive global disruption, it has become clear to many that a return to work as we knew it will be gradual at best.

Work from home, for those who can do it, is becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future. Many managers are discovering that their teams can, indeed, function at a distance.

Google, for example, recently announced that it would keep its employees working from home at least until July 2021. Apple said it will not open offices before next year at the earliest. And Twitter said its employees will be able to work from home as long as they

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American Workers Are Experiencing Serious Work-from-home Burnout This Year, According to EPIC Provisions Survey

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Today,EPIC unveiled the results of a national survey it conducted to understand how Americans are faring in the new work-from-home environment that is dominating 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s no surprise that two-thirds (66%) of work from homers (WFHers) are feeling some degree of burnout, the findings also show that nearly one-third (32%) have thought about doing something completely different professionally.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200921005476/en/

One clear takeaway of the research: taking personal breaks led to increased happiness and productivity.

However, of those workers who are staying home, many survey respondents are finding it exceptionally difficult to unplug in this new environment.

  • 75% feel the need to answer emails or calls immediately, and three out of five workers feel “stuck” to their computer.

  • Millennials reported the

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Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and will cost $399 and a more basic Apple Watch SE for $279.

But the bevy of incremental updates to existing hardware and subscription price tinkering disappointed investors, with Apple shares closing up 0.2%.

The Apple One bundle will cost $15 per month for an individual plan or $20 per month for a family plan and include television, music and games. Apple is also offering a bundle for $30 per month that adds news, the fitness service and more storage.

“It’s a lot more aggressive pricing

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This will be the biggest year ever for software IPOs as coronavirus and work-from-home show value

The software business is on fire. This is going to be by far the biggest year for software IPOs in history.



a sign on the side of a building: A stock trader wearing a mask walks near social distancing signs the day a new IPO is launched at the New York Stock Exchange as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 27, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.


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A stock trader wearing a mask walks near social distancing signs the day a new IPO is launched at the New York Stock Exchange as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 27, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.

Four big software IPOs are pricing this week: Snowflake, Unity Software, Jfrog, and Sumo Logic. Palantir and Asana are coming at the end of September.  

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Snowflake priced its IPO at $120 per share, raising $3.3 billion. Previous price talk over the weekend had been at $75-$85 per share, then raised to $100-$110 per share on Monday.

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Sector Watch: Work-from-home stocks look to rebound (NYSEARCA:WFH)

Work-from-home stocks tracked the broader technology selloff into correction territory last week.

The Nasdaq Composite is down 10.7% from its recent high, in what’s considered a correction. The Nasdaq 100 is also down 10.7%. Both fell below their 50-day simple moving averages this week.

“Prudence, rather than conviction about what the future may hold, suggests that a partial rebalance out of QQQ and its richly-valued components is probably a good idea at current levels,” D.M. Martins Research wrote on Seeking Alpha.

The Direxion Work From Home ETF (NYSEARCA:WFH) is down 2.2% in the last five days, but is off 10.7% from its recent September highs.

Cloud communications company Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) is the largest holding, at 4.95% of the ETF. It’s down nearly 4% in the last five days and off more than 20% from the recent closing high hit on Sept. 1. But it’s still up more than 157% in

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Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover

To have a job without a workplace, you must build an office of the mind. Structure, routine, focus, socialization, networking, stress relief—their creation is almost entirely up to you, alone in a spare bedroom or on your couch, where your laptop might vie for attention at any given moment with your pets or kids. If the coffeepot runs dry, there is no one to blame but yourself.

The first time I undertook this construction process was in 2009, and it was an abject failure. I was nine months out of college and had already been laid off from my first full-time job, thanks to Wall Street’s evisceration of the American economy. A woman I knew only from an internet message board hired me to write blog posts for her fashion website, a stroke of luck that turned me nocturnal within six weeks. I lived like a 13-year-old on perpetual summer

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