After multiple delays and delays, Apple ‘s hybrid operating system now has a solid start date. According to Bloomberg and The Verge, the tech giant will begin asking employees at its Santa Clara Valley offices to report to the office three times a week starting the week of September 5 .
Employees are expected to arrive every Tuesday and Thursday , with the third day determined by their individual teams. In a letter to staff, Craig Federighi , Apple’s Senior Vice President of software engineering , encouraged employees to share their team-specific third-day input with their manager to help them make decisions.
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Apple had planned to enact a hybrid arrangement that required employees to work from their offices since June 2021, but back then required staff to arrive every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Valuing what Tim Cook calls the “irreplaceable benefits of face-to-face collaboration,” the company has since made several attempts to implement a hybrid workweek arrangement, but rising COVID-19 cases and other factors have stalled it.
Earlier this year, Apple tried to reintroduce its hybrid operating policy, as noted on May 23, but employees criticized the policy for being “driven by fear .” After a while, the company changed its stance and approach and decided to move to a system that required some employees to report to their offices two days a week instead.
Now, there doesn’t seem to be anything stopping Apple from asking its employees to report to their offices . “September 5 marks the true beginning of our hybrid operating system in Santa Clara Valley ,” Federighi wrote in his note . said.