Google’s “hybrid” work schedule won’t last because executives want to push employees back into the office full-time, according to the tech giant’s former human resources chief.
Starting on Monday, Google is ordering most employees back into the office three days per week. Some “Googlers” will be required to work in-person for more than three days each week, while others will be allowed to work remotely forever.
Google says the policy “balances the best of being together in person and being anywhere” — but the company’s former HR head, Laszlo Bock, doesn’t think it will last.
Bock told Bloomberg that “Googlers” who come into the office less frequently will be at a disadvantage for promotions, pay bumps and desirable assignments.
He added that executives at Google and other large companies are itching to get employees to their desks.
“’We’ll get everyone back into the office eventually,’” Bock claimed one executive recently told him. “’I just don’t want to pick that fight now.’”