Salesforce shows what the future of work can look like

For many years now, Salesfoce has been a name mentioned in the same breath as the big tech giants of our time. Early on, they shaped cloud computing and enterprise business applications and helped drive digitization. Now they’re joining other Silicon Valley giants in dedicating themselves to a new way of working – shaped by the Corona pandemic.

In a current blog article, the cloud computing company publishes that the 9-to-5 workday is dead and employees now have the choice to customize their work. Specifically, they can choose from three options when COVID-19 has loosened its tight grip a bit; they can choose whether to return to the office at all, how often, and when.


“It no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift and do their jobs successfully”


In addition, Salesforce employees will be given more freedom in terms of how they organize their workday to promote agility and creativity. This new culture of working is also reflected in many other reports from around the world, which after years of working out of the office are now ready to break new ground and put the employee experience first.

As mentioned in a previous post, employee experience is the buzzword in a post-Corona world.


“Whether you have a global team to manage across time zones, a project-based role that is busier or slower depending on the season, or simply have to balance personal and professional obligations throughout the day, workers need flexibility to be successful.”


With more and more obligations, both personal and professional, there is a need for working time models, Salesforce continues, that fit into our connected and digital world.

Every employee should have the ability to organize their day in the way that works most efficiently and effectively. That’s why Salesforce’s future work models are extremely diverse. They distinguish between flexible, fully remote, and office-based. In the flexible model, a person spends one to three days in the office and comes in mainly when teamwork, customer meetings or presentations are required. Full remote work, on the other hand, as the name implies, allows for complete focus on remote work and only extremely infrequent visits to company headquarters. Office workers, as they have been for the past few years, Sales Force managers are certain, will be more of a small part of the workforce.

Salesforce’s new work strategy was developed together with the employees and is intended to give them the tools they need to organize their working day independently and individually so that they can start their working day as productively and satisfied as possible.

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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