Spotify is jumping into the remote work cart significantly with its announcement on Friday that it allows its employees to choose where they want to work, whether they prefer coming to the office or staying at home mostly and their geographical location in the world.
Swedish music broadcasting company said on PostIt allows its employees to work from anywhere, which is transforming the future of modern working life.
Spotify calls the initiative Work From Anywhere and describes it as a new way to collaborate that allows company employees to work from anywhere they strive to think and be creative.
With this distributed first mindset, the company says, we give employees the opportunity to choose their work mode – whether they prefer to work often at home or in the office – in addition to their geographic location.
“The company is implementing the new options this summer, and the employee decides how often to return to the office in conversations with his manager and his team,” she added.
Regarding the freedom to operate anywhere in the world, the company says: It allows employees to locate them with some restrictions to address time zone difficulties, and regional entity laws in the initial launch of this program.
She added: If someone chooses a location that is not near the Spotify office, we will support them with a coworking membership if they want to work from the office.
As work shifts to cloud-based systems and people set up online meetings, offices have adapted the remote work lifestyle because vaccinations with vaccines may take half a year to complete.
Spotify’s move is in line with many tech companies planning to keep some of the new ways of working that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic.
Spotify’s decision comes on the heels of an announcement from Salesforce earlier this week, in which the cloud computing giant said: It gives employees the option to mostly work from home from now on, and also gives employees more flexibility around daily schedules of childcare or taking care of personal matters.
Dozens of other major tech companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, have likewise made major commitments to work remotely and allow employees to make new work environments in the coronavirus era permanent, if they choose to.
The company, which is assessing its office space worldwide, saw an increase in the number of paid subscribers during the pandemic, with subscribers reaching 155 million in the fourth quarter.