Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is tired of Work From Home. Like literally. In an interview Nadella states that the nature of working from home makes him sleepy and tired all the time. In particular, he blames video calls which he believes require more effort to focus and tire people.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nadella said, “Someone once described it. When people say you work from home, it sometimes feels like you’re sleeping at work. “
He then explained it by blaming video calls which are often part of the work-from-home routine. “Thirty minutes into your first video meeting in the morning, due to the concentration you need to have on the video, you’re tired,” he said.
Currently, Microsoft, like most other companies around the world, is in Work From Home mode due to the coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook they also mandated work from home as long as coronavirus infections continue. Recently Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he expected Google employees to work from home until summer, which is around May and June.
Incidentally, Nadella’s comments came the day Microsoft said it would allow some employees to work from home permanently.
“The pandemic has raised questions about what our employees can expect in the future, so this week we gave employees some insight into how we think about work flexibility. Moving forward, our goal is to offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles, while balancing business needs and making sure we live our culture, ”wrote Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, on the company’s blog. .
Then he explained: “Flexibility can mean different things to each of us and we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution given the variety of roles, job requirements and business needs we have at Microsoft. To address this, we have provided a guide for employees to make informed decisions about scenarios that could include changes to their work site, workplace and (or) working hours once the offices are open without any COVID-19 restrictions. “
In other words, depending on the role, responsibility, what’s remotely possible and what’s not, Microsoft will allow some employees to work from home even after COVID-19 restrictions are removed. However, when that happens, we assume CEO Satya Nadella chooses to go back to the office. In fact, his comments seem eager to get back to the office.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella finds Work From Home extremely tiring, which makes him sleepy and sleepy. Now he’s sick of it.
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