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Dropbox advertises new work-from-home policy

Dropbox said that it would become a “Virtual First” company and make remote work the primary, day-to-day default for its employees. The company acknowledged that isolation from peers can sometimes lead to miscommunication, but believes they have a remedy.  

  • Flexible office locations: To help address this, the company plans to facilitate in-person collaboration with existing real-estate space it’s now calling “Dropbox Studios.” The company confirmed that these offices will be located in traditional buildings. Only a small number of employees will be given to truly work-from-home.
  • Heard on the Street: Press Release: “We believe the data shows the shift to remote work, though abrupt, has been successful overall,” the company said in the blog post. “… In our internal surveys most employees say they’re able to be productive at home (nearly 90%) and don’t want to return to a rigid five-day in-office workweek.
  • Worth Noting: The company also extended its mandatory work-from-home policy through June 2021. [Bloomberg+SFGate]

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