“We have 25,000 employees alone in the US and thousands more in Singapore and Hong Kong, and every country has a different legal framework around what you can and can't make mandatory," he said, according to Bloomberg. "The pandemic has delivered solutions to manage the risk of carrying the virus and passing it to your colleagues, and that is to work from home."
He said two-thirds of the company’s jobs have already been tagged as ones that can work remotely. The ability to work remotely does depend on the role function. He also noted there will be days when the company wants teams together in the office.
Hamers further noted that a hybrid model makes sense because employees have said theyre not only as or more productive working from home, a hybrid model would allow for better work-life balance.
About 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.