Over the past few months, companies from the most different sectors have noticed that home office operational and, therefore, plans to maintain this practice after the pandemic. Ready Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, not convenient to work remotely. But he warns: his staff will only return to the office when there is a vaccine against the coronavirus COVID-19.
The statement was made in an interview with Wall Street Journal. When asked if he sees an interest in the home office, Hastings is adamant: “I don’t see anything positive. Not being present to meet face-to-face, especially at international meetings, is completely negative ”.
The car then asked the Netflix CEO what he thought of many companies’ plans to maintain home offices after the pandemic:
“If I had to guess, I would say that a five-day office week becomes four plus a day away. I bet that’s where many companies fail, ”says Hastings.
Despite the businessman’s apparent aversion to the home office, Netflix has kept employees as far as possible since the start of the pandemic.
It will be like this for a long time. When asked about the timeframe to return to the office, Hastings explained that this probably won’t happen until six months after the vaccine is given.
Assume that the vaccine will be widely available by the end of 2020 – a rather optimistic timeframe – so Netflix will not resume office operations until mid-2021.
This is more or less a deadline for Google employees and other technology companies to return to work directly. However, there needs to be some flexibility in terms, since after all, the course of the pandemic is at different stages in different regions of the world.
It is worth mentioning that the interview Wall Street Journal revolved around the book by Reed Hastings Rule without rules: Netflix and Culture Reinvention, was recently launched in the US and will be officially available in Brazil this month.