Could this be the new norm for all businesses?
Salesforce, a known cloud computing company is adhering to the new norm of how employees work like the other Silicon Valley tech giants. According to the company’s blog post on Tuesday, it states that the “9-to-5 workday is dead”. This means that the cloud computing company will allow their employees to choose from the three categories that rule how often, if ever, they return to the office once if it’s already safe.
The Salesforce’s New Working Norms
Salesforce’s giving their employees the freedom to choose what their work schedules would be in a day. Aside from them, Microsoft and Facebook have also announced this kind of flexible set up with their work. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we enter a new year, we must continue to go forward with agility, creativity and a beginner’s mind — and that includes how we cultivate our culture. An immersive workspace is no longer limited to a desk in our Towers; the 9-to-5 workday is dead; and the employee experience is about more than ping-pong tables and snacks,” writes Brent Hyder, Salesforce’s chief people officer.
“It no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift and do their jobs successfully.”
“In our always-on, always-connected world, it no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift and do their jobs successfully,” Hyder adds. “Whether you have a global team to manage across time zones, a project-based role that is busier or slower depending on the season, or simply have to balance personal and professional obligations throughout the day, workers need flexibility to be successful.”
Based on the company’s blog post, Hyder recognizes the three different categories of the work flexibility such as the flex term, fully remote, and office based. The flex time would give employees the option to be in the office for one or to three days per week.
“Our employees are the architects of this strategy, and flexibility will be key going forward,” Hyder writes. “It’s our responsibility as employers to empower our people to get the job done during the schedule that works best for them and their teams, and provide flexible options to help make them even more productive.”
Slack’s Stocks are getting higher as a possible acquisition of the said platform to Salesforce. It has been reported that the Salesforce company is interested in purchasing slack where almost all startup companies have been using.
Slack is a platform where teams in an organization mostly communicate with each other and even do online meetings.
As of today, Slack has increased by 25% according to Yahoo Finance. It is said to be that the company is already $36.95 per share, which would total around $20.8 billion dollars as of writing. This value was way bigger than its previous $15.10 per share.
Salesforce is known to be a massive software company that offers CRM. Having this kind of product, they have aspired to become one of the largest companies in this type of platform. Other possibilities of this acquisition cross-selling the two companies’ products into each other’s consumer bases and opening growth for both parties.