Microsoft reportedly letting employees work from home permanently


Microsoft employees may get the chance to work from home permanently.

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Most Microsoft employees are still working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the tech giant will apparently offer them more freedom to do so when its offices reopen. The company is circulating “hybrid workplace” guidance internally that suggests more flexibility, The Verge reported Friday.

Managers will be able to approve permanent remote work, and employees who take that option will give up their assigned office space but be able to work in certain areas if and when they come into the office, the report said. In addition, employees will seemingly be able to work from home freely if they spend 50% of their work hours at the office.

Workers whose jobs are linked to hardware labs, data centers and in-person training will need to retain access to the company’s offices, according to The Verge.

Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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