video teleconferencing platform, Zoom announced on Wednesday that it will adopt a hybrid approach in preparation for a return to office work.
Zoom said it will take a hybrid approach in preparation for a return to office work and that an internal survey of employees found that only 1% wanted to return to the office full-time.
Zoom’s employee survey found that more than half of the workforce preferred a hybrid approach, while the rest preferred or already worked completely remotely.
The COVID_19 pandemic has fueled massive growth for the video calling platform, with sales increasing 370% in the last three months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
The company announced it would deliberately combine remote and office work, but admitted it was “not easy”.
Writing on a company blogChief Financial Officer Kelly Steckelberg said it was “still experimenting with what that looks like”.
“We opened our Sydney, Australia office this summer but closed temporarily shortly after as Covid-19 threatened the area. We plan to reopen when it is safe to do so, but this could affect plans to close this fall. reopen a second location [autumn],” she wrote.
Zoom announced it would not rush to reopen its office until it was “possible to do so without personal protective equipment and social distancing”.