Spurred on by the seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic, Reddit today introduced plans to offer its employees the chance to work remotely, going ahead. The firm introduced the move in a blog post today, noting some sensible exceptions to the rule, together with these working amenities and IT support roles.
“Looking ahead,” Reddit writes, “we want to meet the needs of our employees so they can do their best work, especially in a time of uncertainty. And as we deliver on our mission of creating belonging for everyone in the world, we want Reddit to be positioned as a workforce that’s as diverse as its ecosystem of communities and users.”
The firm says it is going to proceed to offer the flexibility to work from its office (or a mix of distant and office work), although the physical spaces will probably be “reimagined” — a transfer that possible will probably be met with a mixed reception relying on what staff looks for in an office space.
“Imagine: casual and coffee shop-style seating, private space for heads-down focusing, larger bookable resources and collaboration spaces for teams to strategically meet IRL,” it writes, “and no more fixed desks—we’ll have neighborhoods for teams to gather and bookable desks for employees working in the office.”
It’s more akin to a co-working space than a traditional workplace from the sound of it. The transfer additionally means Reddit will probably be rethinking salaries, providing salaries reserved for locations with an excessive cost of living like New York and San Francisco, whatever the worker’s location.