The entire world is currently gripped by the mayhem that is being caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to combat the high rising numbers of corona patients, many governments have imposed lockdowns and other Safety Operating Procedures have been put in place to try and curb the spread of the virus.
Satya Nadella’s Comments
Similarly, many companies have decided to take their work online from homes and Microsoft was one of the first companies to do so. But, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella talked about the mental toll that working from home could have on the employees. In an interview, he talked about how important the physical interaction is for everyone in terms of creativity as well as the effect it has on mental health.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued an email to all the employees, giving them the option to either work from home or they could come to the office to work, and he even gave his employees to continue to work from home even after the pandemic subsides. This decision prompted the CEO of Microsoft to make the comments that he made.
Microsoft- In a Profit
As per Nadella, it seems highly unlikely that the employees would come to office anytime befor3 September. However, Microsoft has not only met its quarterly target expectation but has surpassed it. The Cloud Computing of Microsoft was the most successful wing for the company, as the demand in cloud based products saw a steep rise, as everyone worldwide shifted to work remotely from homes. The Cloud Computing wing of Microsoft surpassed its expected revenue of $10.7 billion, and achieved $11.5 billion, a revenue of $800 million. In short, Microsoft was able to avoid the hard-hitting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When will we return back to the offices?
Even if the pandemic situation was to come down and the offices were to be opened, the fear of the virus would still lurk and would keep the people working from home. The long-term effects of remote work are yet to be seen, it is still highly likely that companies would still keep their employees working from home and avoid them from coming to the office to work.