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Google’s Sundar Pichai says future of office is employee ‘on-sites’

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company is “reconfiguring” its offices amid a more permanent shift to working from home. 
  • Pichai discussed the future of work at Google during an interview for Time 100 last week. 
  • While he doesn’t see office work disappearing altogether, he described the office as a space for “on-sites” — presumably, days when employees, who work mostly from home, gather in the office. 
  • Pichai also said he made the decision to have employees work from home until next summer to boost productivity and give workers a sense of certainty during an uncertain time.
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Google’s famous offices may look a bit different for employees once it’s safe for them to begin returning to work.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said last week that the company was making changes to its physical spaces to better support employees in a future Pichai said

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Calls For A ‘Hybrid’ Work-From-Home Model

In an interview with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the TIME100 Honorees: Visions for the Future event, the chief executive said that the search engine giant will be more “flexible” with its workers and offer a “hybrid” model that will include a blend of both remote and in-office methods of working. Pichai, who was recognized by TIME as one of the world’s most influential people, acknowledged that his employees have distinct needs, as it relates to their work style and preferences. 

In an attempt to offer a worker-friendly environment, Pichai said, “We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having a sense of community is super important when you have to solve hard problems and create something new so we don’t see that changing. But we do think we need to create more flexibility and more hybrid models.” He feels that this approach

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