Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan
Technology firm Fujitsu said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the “new normal” of the coronavirus pandemic.
The firm said the “work life shift” programme will offer unprecedented flexibility to its 80,000 workers in the country.
Staff will be able to work flexible hours, and working from home will be standard wherever possible.
The announcement follows a similar move in March by social media platform Twitter.
On March 3, Twitter told its staff to work from home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The directive was seen to have partly pointed out to the social media giant work stations based in Hong Kong when it said that it was mandatory for staff to work without accessing offices.
Twitter said it was strongly encouraging all of its 5,000 employees around the world to not come into work.
“Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus for us – and the world around us.” Said Twitter’s head of human resources Jennifer Christie.