As companies debate whether or not to bring employees back to the office full-time, they scramble to refine their remote work policies.
One company they could learn a lot from: Google.
Chief executive Sundar Pichai recently announced that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Google would extend its work from home policy until at least July 2021. That’s a telling decision considering that Google quite possibly has access to some of the richest data sets in the world.
Among that data is research the company published last year. A team surveyed more than 5,000 Google employees and held focus groups with about a hundred more to better understand the impact of distributed work.