Barring the ongoing pandemic, it has been difficult for firms of all sizes to moderate a productive workflow from pre-pandemic world. However, the big boys – Google, Facebook and Twitter quickly adapted and shifted to work from home plans till the end of the year with very few on-site engineers required to keep the servers running from a physical standpoint. Fujitsu has joined the big boys upping the ante saying that they are announcing permanent work from home solutions.
A new plan “Work Life Shift” will offer unprecedented flexibility to their 80,000 workers throughout the country. Staff member of all grades will be allowed to work flexible hours and adapt to a work whenever possible only to fill the allocated work hours per week according to their convenience.The announcement came into place after an initial tweet was put under the official handle in May.
In a statement regarding the plan, Fujitsu quoted “will introduce a new way of working that promises a more empowering, productive, and creative experience for employees that will boost innovation and deliver new value to its customers and society”.
Under the new plan employees will “begin to primarily work on a remote-basis to achieve a working style that allows them to flexibly use their time according to the contents of their work, business roles, and lifestyle”.
The plan also cements staff to work from where they are, whether is it from their homes or a respective corporate hub or any form of satellite office. Fujitsu further say that they believe that the increased autonomy and flexibility will allow workers to function at an increased productive rate and increase overall efficiency.
With the current plan in place, Fujitsu is one of the handful firms that have mobilized quickly in respective to their scale. In May, Twitter became the first time that quoted that their employees could work from home permanently if they choose to.