Coronavirus lockdown has indeed changed the mode of working for almost 90 per cent of the employees across the globe. While the unexpected lockdown brought a perfect work-life balance in many families in the first quarter, a few of the tech giants like Twitter made a revolutionary decision, asking the employees to work from home forever.
This drew a lot of debates in the tech world while many of the CEOs deferred with the idea of permanent work from home. Joining the bandwagon, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a recent interview opened up over the happening issue, discursively asking the Microsoft employees to make up their minds to head back as soon as possible.
Raising concerns that making remote work permanent could have serious consequences on mental health, Satya Nadella opined that virtual video calls cannot replace in-person meetings.
“What I miss is when you walk into a physical meeting, you are talking to the person that is next to you, you’re able to connect with them for the two minutes before and after,” he told the New York Times in an interview. He also reminded that Microsoft has been one of the first companies that asked all the employees to work remotely in the wake of corona pandemic.
When asked if he could announce permanent work home, Satya stated the move as “replacing one dogma with another dogma.” In the wake of the tech giant’s stock price is up 14 per cent this year, Microsoft has advised its employees to work from home till October this year.