Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: Report

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, U.S media reported, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

U.S tech news website 'The Verge' said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn’t expect to reopen its U.S offices until January of next year at the earliest.

But when it does, workers can chose to work from home permanently with their manager’s approval, although they will have to give up their office space.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live and work in new ways,” human resources head Kathleen Hogan said in a note to employees obtained by 'The Verge'.

“We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles, while balancing business needs and ensuring we live our culture.” Asianet Online