On Thursday, Shopify announced to its workers it will extend its remote working policy indefinitely. Tobi Lütke, CEO at Shopify, tweeted that offices will be closed until 2021 and most of the staff will be allowed to work from home on a permanent basis if they want to. “Office centricity is over”, he said.
The CEO also said that the work experience should be the same for everyone who works at Shopify no matter where they are working from. He tweeted that everyone will be in their own tile during meetings and the company will use the best digital communications tools to work together.
With Shopify, Facebook, Twitter and other companies that are digital by default also extended remote work policies. To The Verge, Facebook said that up to half of employees could work remotely within five to 10 years. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said the company will allow most of its employees to request a permanent change in their jobs to let them work remotely and will also begin to make most of its US job openings eligible for remote hires.