Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms and is encouraging more than 4800 employees internationally to work from home due to coronavirus. Currently, Twitter is the only tech company that has taken intense and proactive measures in response to the outbreak.
Twitter released a statement in a blog post, “Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us — and the world around us. We are operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication to keeping our Tweeps healthy.”
The company is also making it a requirement for employees located in offices in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea to work from home as it is “due in part to government restrictions”.
This isn’t a huge change for the company as Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey has been a huge supporter of remote working.
On another spectrum, employees working from home due to the virus may be a positive aspect for the company as remote employees are actually more productive. According to a survey of 1000 full-time employees, they work an average of 16.8 more days every year from having the ability to work from the comfort of their home or place of choice.
Source: BBC News