- In March, the company plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs within two years to trim costs and invest more in research capabilities;
- Nokia plans to redesign offices to allocate up to 70% of the space in some sites to teamwork and meetings, with less area reserved for workspaces.
Nokia said its employees can choose to work up to three days a week remotely with increased support for flexible working hours from January 2022. The company expects that its current work from home policy comes to an end in December.
The Finnish telecom equipment maker conducted a survey about the matter at the end of last year – 26,000 out of its 92,000 employees in 130 different countries participated. The majority of them said they wanted to work two to three days per week remotely, up from an average of two days before the coronavirus pandemic.
“The pandemic forced organizations to change. Technology gave people the tools to innovate. In many cases, the results have been too good to go back to the old way of doing things,” Chief Executive Pekka Lundmark said in a statement.
In March, the company plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs within two years to trim costs and invest more in research capabilities. Nokia plans to redesign offices to allocate up to 70% of the space in some sites to teamwork and meetings, with less area reserved for workspaces.
Offices in Dallas, Singapore, and Budapest have already been reconfigured, with further sites expected to be completed by the end of the year as Nokia follows companies worldwide in opting for more hybrid working in the wake of the pandemic.
The company, which in Latin America has offices in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, said the change to the new hybrid work model will take place gradually, taking into account local needs, legal requirements, and the status of COVID-19.