The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing many companies to rethink their stances vis-à-vis remote working. Big tech names including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Square have decided to embrace remote working – something that seemed inconceivable just a year ago.
In what is the latest and perhaps biggest vote of confidence in remote work, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg last week told employees during a live stream that the social media giant plans "to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale" and could see up to half of its employees permanently working from home in the years to come.
According to Zuckerberg, "When you limit hiring to people who either live in a small number of big cities or are willing to move there, that cuts out a lot of people who live in different communities, different backgrounds or may have different perspectives."
Such arguments have been made by proponents of remote work for years, but until pandemic struck, large companies were moving in a different direction, with many investing heavily in expanding their already huge office footprints.
As remote work has its moment, here are six big issues that companies considering letting employees work from home should think about.