Spotify, the audio streaming company, has announced that it will offer its employees more flexibility with respect to how they manage their work. The company has introduced “My Work Mode” which gives employees the option to work full time from home, office or a combination of the two. In addition, the company is also planning to introduce more flexibility when it comes to what country and city each employee works from.
The future of “physical offices” has been a talking point ever since the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies around the world to adapt and have their employees work from home. As a result, most employees of large multinational companies have spent the last year working remotely.
We have been discussing the future of work and what it will look like for a couple of years, and have always concluded that globalisation and digitalisation are drivers for a more flexible workplace, that is better for both the company and our people.Anna Lundström & Alexander Westerdahl (Source: Spotify HR Blog)
Then 2020 came. Overnight, we were forced to work from home, which was in and of itself a litmus test of our culture and values, and even though we are not yet on the other side of this pandemic, or the racial and social challenges that the last year has shed light on, we are proud to say that Spotify’s culture stands strong. The events of the past year have accelerated my and the Executive Team’s thinking about the future and we believe that the time to start transitioning into becoming a flexible/distributed-first company is NOW and we’re pleased to introduce our Work From Anywhere program for all employees.
Further details on Spotify’s “Work From Anywhere” policy can be found here.
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