Facebook boss Mark Zuckerburg announced the company's remote working policy this week

Zuckerberg says Facebook staff can work from anywhere — for a price

Some of your employees may never return.

Facebook's offices, which have lofty, open-style layouts, could be reduced to about 25% of their usual capacity once they're allowed to reopen, Zuckerberg said.

Facebook said Thursday that it would allow many employees to work from home permanently.

"However, the change will not happen quickly".

"We're going to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale", Zuckerberg said.

In a livestream on his personal Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said as much as 50% of the company's 45,000-person workforce could be working from home within the next decade. But the company also has a cool vision for remote work, one that involves VR and AR, and looks straight out of a sci-fi film.

Last week, Twitter also announced it would give most of its employees a choice to work remotely while Google CEO Sundar Pichai told The Verge on Tuesday that the tech giant considers having more remote work flexibility and letting most of its employees work from until home the end of the year.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook will monitor where employees access their virtual private networks known as VPN. Another 20% were "somewhat, quot; interested and the largest group desired flexibility, with some remote work and something in the office".

Zuckerberg also thinks COVID-19 will be "with us" for some time to come, with the precise details around Facebook's long-term remote working plans to be kept in a state of flux. Recently Twitter made this announcement that it will allow its employees to work from home in the future if they desire.

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Meanwhile, 75% of workers say they would move to a different city if they had the opportunity to work remotely.

Starting in January, Facebook's employee compensation will be adjusted based on the cost of living in the locations where workers choose to live.

Solomon, also author of the forthcoming book called "Game Changer", said that mid-tier candidates will likely be happy to have the choice between a higher salary in the Bay Area or a higher quality of life somewhere else, while the cream of the crop will get their payday regardless.

"This is fundamentally about changing our culture and the way that we are all going to work longterm", Zuckerberg said. But there are many challenges. It can be hard to find a balance without a clear boundary between work and home.

About 95% of Facebook's employees are now working from home due to coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

As majority companies shifted to work from home during the worldwide lockdown, Facebook is hoping to continue this new policy.

Zuckerberg said his decisions aren't driven by employee demand, but there are a number of other benefits to remote hiring.

It is not clear what it would mean for workers in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The latter is even considering a permanent work from the home set-up.

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