Google presents their strategy for the future of work

The topic of new working continues to be a big issue for many companies. What will happen next after the home office recommendation and the experience of virtual working? After Spotify and Salesforce have already revealed their plans for the working world in the “New Normal”, Google is now following suit.

After the first employees partially moved back into Google offices in April, the tech giant has now officially announced their future working methods. CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company wants to introduce a hybrid work week in the future.

According to initial pilot projects, in the future most employees will work about three days a week outside the office and the other two days “where they work best.” Whether or not this will be Google’s fancy offices remains an open question.

According to the company, it depends very much on the employees’ current project focus and is intended to give them as much flexibility as possible. The employees can now also, if they so wish, apply to work in another office and location of the group.

Complementing this, the company’s announcement continues, employees will have the opportunity to work outside their assigned offices for up to four weeks, or even take up a specially created remote role so they don’t have to go into the office at all.

The needs of the team and the highest possible flexibility are the focus of the complete strategies and considerations. Pichai estimates that with the changes presented, about 60 percent of the workforce will work at least a handful of days in the office.

How do you assess this type of work? What model of the future would you envision for yourself or your team? Feel free to write it in the comments!

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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