Google won't send employees back to offices until at least September 2021

The company has come up with an initiative named "flexible workweek" through which the company is trying to create a "hybrid work force model model".

Under the pilot plan, The Times says employees would be asked to work at least three days in their offices for "collaboration days", and work the other days at home.

Google is reportedly delaying its employees' return to the office until September 2021 and is testing the idea of a three-day in-office workweek with remote work taking up the other days.

Google has announced it will push back its return to the office to September of next year as the pandemic continues to sweep across the United States. The announcement extended its previous arrangement till January 2021. The plan will be tested once the pandemic situation allows it to return to the office safely.

Google also said it planned to keep developing new ways to help employees bridge the gap between the experience of working at the office and working from home, especially for employees who may not live in places well suited for remote work. It also said employees who need to take care of family members will be given more time to return to office after re-opening. We've adapted. We've kept innovating. That means if your role allows you to work from home until July 2021, you can now do so until the beginning of September 2021. The unpredictability still ahead for many regions creates some interesting challenges and opportunities for us as we start to bring Googlers back to the office.

Google in July this year became the first company to extend work from home option till the summer of 2021. These will include outdoor spaces, desks that can be reserved and more.

"We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to greater productivity, collaboration, and well-being", Sundar Pichai wrote in an email. Always use a non-work email.