Salesforce won’t force workers to go into office post-COVID

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San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce, which has major operations in downtown Indianapolis, says it will let most of its employees work remotely even after the pandemic, at least for part of the week.

Other major tech companies such as Twitter and Google have made similar announcements.

Salesforce, which is the San Francisco’s largest private employer, said Tuesday that it will let most of its employers work from home at least part-time permanently. This means people will be in the office anywhere from one to three days a week. Employees who don’t live near an office or have roles that don’t require an office will work remotely full-time, Salesforce said.

Salesforce has about 2,100 employees who work in downtown Indianapolis, most prominently the Salesforce Tower.

Some workers whose jobs require them to be in a physical office will continue to go in to work.

Salesforce said its work-from-anywhere plan offers the company better ways to broaden its workforce to new geographies and new communities beyond “traditional city centers.”

“And creating more flexible schedules removes hurdles that may make it more difficult to be in the office daily — from picking up kids to caring for sick family members,” the company said on its website.

Salesforce said it made the decision based on feedback from employees. While 80% of its workers surveyed wanted to have some connection to a physical office, nearly half said they wanted to go in only a few times a month.

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4 thoughts on “Salesforce won’t force workers to go into office post-COVID

  1. Yesterday I posted the latest entry in my blog, discussing how working from home during the pandemic will change the look of work post-pandemic. Here are some more indications.

    1. There is some technical work for which interaction with others isn’t required nor helpful to your focus.

      And there are other times in which interaction makes the end product better.

      I suspect the future will end up being some kind of hybrid.

  2. So does this mean Saleforce will lower their prices? They will have a much lower overhead expenditure. Also, the employees who are staying home will have less wear and tear on their vehicles so they should take a pay cut too, right?. In other words, get your Butt into the office and work.

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