Twitter Allows Staff To Work From Home ‘Forever’

As reported by BBC News, Twitter has told staff that they can work from home “forever” if they wish as the company looks towards the future after the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came as the social media giant said its work-from-home measures during the lockdown had been a success. But it also said it would allow workers to return to the office if they choose when it reopens.

Experts Comments

May 13, 2020
Jake Moore
Cybersecurity Specialist
ESET
The current situation acts as a fantastic experiment to watch for the strengths and weaknesses of any business in testing the option of moving to home offices. Working from home is nothing new, however moving a large portion of your workforce to work from home can come with security problems. When your workforce each become their own IT department, many short cuts will be taken and companies need to accept this risk. Some companies have taken to monitoring software whilst at home which I.....Read More
The current situation acts as a fantastic experiment to watch for the strengths and weaknesses of any business in testing the option of moving to home offices. Working from home is nothing new, however moving a large portion of your workforce to work from home can come with security problems. When your workforce each become their own IT department, many short cuts will be taken and companies need to accept this risk. Some companies have taken to monitoring software whilst at home which I think is not the right way to go about it. Monitoring your staff causes friction and a lack of trust up the chain. In-house training can be a fantastic way of keeping employees alert to the risks without painfully overdoing it.  Read Less
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