Dropbox Makes Work From Home Permanent

Dropbox Makes Work From Home Permanent

Dropbox Inc., a cloud-storage company, has made work from home permanent for employees.


The company said in a blog post, "Dropbox is becoming a Virtual First company. Remote work (outside an office) will be the primary experience for all employees and the day-to-day default for individual work."


The development took place after an internal survey revealed that most of employees (nearly 90 per cent) said they were more able to be productive at home and don’t want to return to a rigid five-day in-office workweek.


The cloud-storage firm acknowledged that back-to-back video conferences can be overwhelming and stated isolation from peers can sometimes lead to miscommunication. To address this, the company plans to facilitate in-person collaboration with existing real-estate or other flexible spaces it’s calling “Dropbox Studios.”


The company said, "We’ll have Studios in all locations we currently have offices—whether they’re dedicated spaces in places we currently have long-term leases and a high concentration of employees (San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and Dublin to start) or on-demand spaces in other geographies. Every employee aligned to one of our offices will have access to a Studio."


Dropbox further stated, "To ensure a fair and consistent employee experience, we felt it was important to be prescriptive about how these spaces are used—so Dropbox Studios will be specifically for collaboration and community-building, and employees will not be able to use them for solo work."


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