Twitter will let your employees work from home, forever

The confinement at a global level forced many companies to bet on remote work and from home, as well as the big technology companies in Silicon Valley. Twitter, which started operating in this way in mid-March, has announced that its workers will be able to continue working from home if they so wish, even after the lockdown is over and you can return to the offices.

Two months of working from home seems to have allowed Twitter to see that it is possible to operate in this way. In an email sent to your employees, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that permanent work from home is allowed. For some and not all, certain jobs such as server maintenance require physical presence.

It is not the first time that Jack Dorsey has shown something like this. In February of this year he commented precisely that concentrating his workers in the San Francisco offices was no longer useful to them. He raised some options for distributed and somewhat remote work, the current lockdown seems to have sped this up.

Additionally, in the mail sent to the employees, they have been advised that the offices will not reopen until at least September. The latter is likely to be repeated in many other US technology companies, which in the middle of COVID-19 are seeing how working from home is going to go a long way.

Great technologies that enhance remote work

While this Twitter move is a big step for telecommuting, it is not a pioneer in it. Many other technology companies have been betting on remote organization for years. One of the most relevant is WordPress, which allows more than a third of Internet pages to work, in 2017 they closed their offices to work completely remotely. In other companies such as Gitlab and Basecamp, in addition to everyone telecommuting, they strongly promote this method of work.

Teleworking is not new, but confinement has presented a unique opportunity to test its validity in certain areas where it is feasible and does not require a physical presence. There are many myths and facts about what is it like to work from home, and there are also those who no longer accept jobs that are not remote.