In the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Dropbox announced on October 13 that it would permanently allow all of its employees to work from a remote location. The US-based cloud-storage company took the decision after an internal survey which showed that employees are more focused at home and just as engaged as before. In the survey, most of the employees said that they were able to be productive at home and don’t want to return to a rigid five-day in-office workweek.
Dropbox is the latest San Francisco tech company to make remote work permanent https://t.co/3fSFiEd5G2
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 13, 2020
For employees who need to meet or work together in person, the company is setting up “Dropbox Studios” in San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and Dublin when it’s safe to do so. The company extended its mandatory work-from-home policy through June 2021.
“We’ll have Studios in all locations we currently have offices—whether they’re dedicated spaces in places we currently have long-term leases and a high concentration of employees (San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and Dublin to start) or on-demand spaces in other geographies,” the company said.
Dropbox had more than 2,800 employees
Many netizens have reacted to Dropbox decision ,Here is some of them
Nobody needs an office anymore.
— Robin Lift (@RobinLift) October 13, 2020
This will permeate other industries beyond just tech and finance. They may just be the trailblazers in this effort.
— Tim Crawford (@tcrawford) October 13, 2020
Dropbox employees to permanently work from home as part of new 'virtual first' approach https://t.co/GN7lUTNU7F
— 👋 Justin Mitchell (@jmitch) October 14, 2020