The new work regulations at Apple will take effect from September 5.
Apple has informed all its corporate workers that it will be necessary to return to the offices three times a week from Monday, September 5.
According to Bloomberg , App is asking that employees initially work on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a third day that will vary by team.
Apple to the offices
Apple initially planned to require employees to return to the office three days a week in May, but that schedule was pushed back due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
For the past few months, Apple employees have been working in the office two days a week, but the company is now rolling out its full comeback program.
All employees will need to be in the office on Tuesday and Thursday, but the third day will be set by team leaders and will vary from team to team. On other days, most employees will be able to work from home.
Situation waiting to be repeated
The move is a sign that Apple remains committed to working in person. The culture at the company has always heavily emphasized in-person meetings and demos, and it develops and sells hardware, which requires employees to be physically present.
Many tech companies have implemented permanent work-from-home policies for employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Apple has not. Throughout the global crisis, the company has made it clear that employees will need to return to in-person work and collaboration.
“Despite all we’ve been able to accomplish while many of us have been apart, the truth is that something essential has been missing in the past year: each other,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees at June 2021. “Conference calls have reduced the distance between us, no doubt, but there are things they just can’t replicate.”
Software chief Craig Federighi said September would be the “real start” of Apple ‘s hybrid work pilot in an email to staff, according to The Verge .