Salesforce to work from home! Announces permanent remote for 50,000 employees, says 9-to-5 workday is dead 🚀
Written by: Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Founder at Flexiple, buildd & Remote Tools.
Last updated: Jan 19, 2023
Salesforce is among the latest tech companies to jump on the remote work bandwagon. It announced remote working as the primary mode of working for most of its 50,000 employees. Salesforce making work from home a norm is another step towards remote work taking over at a large scale. The company has already been taking strides towards making remote work better and its recent acquisition of Slack is proof of that.
NEW: @salesforce announces permanent remote work for 50,000 employees!— Hrishikesh Pardeshi (@hrishiptweets) February 10, 2021
🙅 9-to-5 workday is dead
🧑💻 Immersive workspace not limited to desks in offices
✅ Employee experience >> ping-pong tables & snacks
Some key observations they made are that:
- 9-to-5 workday is dead
- Immersive workspace shouldn't be limited to desks in offices
- Employee experience is about more than ping-pong tables & snacks
Interestingly, the announcement says that Salesforce has to approach this new way of working with a beginner's mind which is an amazing callout since they are aware this would involve a lot of hit & trial/experimentation.
Also, >50% of Salesforce employees had indicated that they want to come in office only a few times per month
Salesforce's work from home plans - 3 models of remote working
Salesforce has written extensively on how they want to make sure that everyone has the best workplace to work in, check out the complete article and all their plans here. Moving forward, Salesforce would implement 3 primary ways of working for all of its employees:
Fully-remote: For those employees whose roles never need them to be in-office
Flex: 1-3 days/week of work in-office, mostly for collaboration & presentations
Office-based: Smallest chunk of employees that need to be in-office 4-5 days/week & remote work ocassionally
Given the offices would primarily be used for ocassional collaboration & presentations/meetings, Salesforce plans to redesign them to offer larger spaces for breakouts & collaboration.
Check out this early snapshot of their resdesigned workspace