Apple tells employees: Work from home indefinitely


The music enterprise has massive plans for 2022. Covid-19 is trying more and more prone to disrupt them… into Q1 and past.

The Omicron variant is now rampantly spreading in a number of territories world wide.

Earlier immediately (December 15), the UK reported its highest ever figure for day by day Covid circumstances: 78,610 versus the earlier peak of 68,053 on January 8, 2021.

And prior to now couple of hours, we’ve realized that tech large Apple has advised company employees that they received’t be anticipated to return to the workplace… indefinitely.

In November, Apple advised its govt workers that they’d be anticipated to spend working days within the workplace from February 1, 2022.

That date has now been postponed, to a interval that’s – in keeping with Apple CEO Tim Cook – “yet to be determined”.

Cook broke the news to staff in a memo immediately, through which he additionally introduced that each one company workers could be getting $1,000 from Apple to purchase work gear for his or her home.

Apple’s transfer is certain to affect on the considering of the three main music firms, who’ve been monitoring the work-from-home insurance policies of fellow multi-nationals carefully.

In February, Spotify introduced to its employees that they may now “work from anywhere” full-time – as long as they gained the approval of their supervisor.

In an HR blog post explaining the transfer, Spotify wrote: “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.

“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 [our] 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.”Music Business Worldwide

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