Twitter will reopen offices from 15 March, according to CEO Parag AgrawalBlathnaid O’Deaon March 4, 2022 at 11:12 Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic

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Twitter has said it will reopen offices from 15 March, with the company’s CEO Parag Agrawal tweeting the text of an email sent to company employees outlining its approach to “truly flexible work.”

“It’s been almost two years since we closed our offices and travel and I’m excited to announce that we’re ready to fully open up business travel and all our offices around the world!” he wrote, adding that business travel would be “effective immediately.”

Employees will still be allowed to work remotely. However, Agrawal does not seem as enthusiastic about the idea of remote only as his predecessor Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey, who stepped down last November, once said that Twitter’s staff could work remotely “forever” if they wanted to.

Agrawal’s email took a more cautious approach regarding fully remote working. He pointed out that “distributed working will be much, much harder,” adding “anyone who has joined a meeting remotely while others are in a conference room knows this pain.”

“Our culture is electric and palpable. Office visits, team meetings and events all bring that culture to life in such a powerful way, and I can’t wait to see it all happen,” he wrote. He signed off the email with the words “Can’t wait…” indicating he is very much a proponent of in-person meet-ups and collaborations.

However, Agrawal also told employees that they could work from wherever they felt “most productive and creative” and that included working remotely and hybrid working. He said that Twitter’s priority was keeping its workers safe and that decisions about where they worked or travelled on company business should be a personal matter.

He added that details and logistics pertaining to the reopening would follow. Twitter’s reopening move comes just days after Google announced its offices in San Francisco’s Bay Area and other parts of the US would reopen to workers from 4 April.

Google will implement a hybrid work model that will see most staff present in the office at least three days a week. Workers can request extensions to work remotely if they wish.

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