Spurred on by the seemingly infinite COVID-19 pandemic — and little question impressed by related strikes from corporations like Twitter — Reddit as we speak introduced plans to supply its workers the chance to work remotely, going ahead. The corporate introduced the transfer in a blog post today, noting some sensible exceptions to the rule, together with these working amenities and IT assist roles.
“Trying forward,” Reddit writes, “we wish to meet the wants of our staff to allow them to do their greatest work, particularly in a time of uncertainty. And as we ship on our mission of making belonging for everybody on the planet, we wish Reddit to be positioned as a workforce that’s as various as its ecosystem of communities and customers.”
The corporate says it is going to proceed to supply the flexibility to work from its workplace (or a mixture of distant and workplace work), although the bodily areas will probably be “reimagined” — a transfer that doubtless will probably be met with a blended reception relying on what staff search for in an workplace house.
“Think about: informal and occasional shop-style seating, non-public house for heads-down focusing, bigger bookable assets and collaboration areas for groups to strategically meet IRL,” it writes, “and no extra mounted desks—we’ll have neighborhoods for groups to collect and bookable desks for workers working within the workplace.”
It’s extra akin to a co-working house than a standard workplace from the sound of it. The transfer additionally means Reddit will probably be rethinking salaries, providing salaries reserved for locations with excessive price of dwelling like New York and San Francisco, whatever the worker’s location.