With Spotify, staff can work from wherever after the pandemic
A Spotify Ltd. logo is displayed when employees work on desktop computers in the offices of the music streaming company in Berlin on Friday, June 17, 2016.
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Spotify is the latest tech company to move to a flexible work model following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The streaming company announced Friday that it is adapting a "Work from Anywhere" model that will allow employees to choose whether they want to be full-time in the office, full-time at home, or a combination of both.
The company will also introduce more flexibility in terms of locations so employees can choose the country and city in which to work. Spotify offers co-working space memberships for employees who choose to work remotely but still want a dedicated workspace.
"As part of our ongoing Dynamic Workplace efforts, we are reassessing our offices around the world to improve sustainability, flexibility and wellbeing, and to ensure that all employees can work comfortably and efficiently regardless of their skills or situation," said the company in a blog post. "The ultimate goal of our new design approach is to ensure that employees have a place where they can concentrate, collaborate and design – be it at a desk, in a conference room or in a coffee shop."
With the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more companies are starting to view remote working as a more permanent option. Salesforce announced this week that employees can choose whether to come back to the office, saying, "The 9-to-5 workday is dead." Twitter and Square let employees work from home "forever", while Microsoft said employees have more flexibility to work from home.
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