Spotify Technology, the Swedish audio streaming and media services provider, has said in a blog post that the company will allow its employees to work from anywhere, changing the future of modern working life further.
With work shifting to cloud-based systems and people tuning to online meetings, companies and its employees have adapted a remote working lifestyle. Also, the fact that vaccine inoculations could still take the better half of this year to complete, makes work from a home a safer option.
The latest move from Spotify, which was launched in 2008, is in step with several technology companies that plan to keep some of the new ways of working that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American cloud-based software Salesforce and Twitter, the social media platform, have already shifted to hybrid or permanent remote working models. Meanwhile, the majority of the companies including tech giant Facebook have plans to bring their employees back to office only in June this year.
4-day work week
In few countries Unilever, which is the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, has been rolling out a 4-day work week scheme while paying them the salary of 5 days.
Meanwhile, the Indian government has recently said that it is considering offering companies in the country the flexibility to choose a shorter four-day work week, but with longer shifts.
Spotify, the digital music, podcast and video streaming service, gives its users access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. Basic functions such as playing music are totally free, while customers have the option to upgrade to Spotify Premium.
The company, which is evaluating its office spaces across the globe, has seen a surge in paid subscribers during the pandemic, hitting 155 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.