Apple hasn’t backed away from a hybrid working model that will see most employees come back to the office three days a week starting in early September. Fully remote locations are highly restricted.
“We believe that one-on-one collaboration is essential to our culture and our future,” said Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of Retail and People, in a video recorded by The Verge“If we could take a moment to reflect on our incredible product launches over the past year, The product and launch operations are built on the foundation of the years of work we do when together face to face.”
The news comes nearly a month after Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed employees that the company is introducing a new work style that requires them to return to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. starting from autumn
Following the announcement, Apple employees wrote that some employees had been forced to quit due to the policy and asked Cook to change his stance. They asked all teams to have the option of working remotely, noting that “without the inclusion of flexibility, there̵7;s no need for them to work remotely. Many of us feel that we have to choose between the mix of families. our well-being and being empowered to do the best work or be part of Apple.”
Now, Apple basically denied that request. It said any remote work decisions would be made “on a case-by-case basis, with new remote positions requiring executive approval”.