Wednesday, 24 March 2021 19:05

Ford Planning Hybrid Office Setup for Returning Employees

Written by Michael Strong, The Detroit Bureau


...technology and reorganizing some spaces due to the new hybrid model.


Last year, Ford officials told employees they should expect to work from home until June, when a determination would be made about the next steps. The company told Automotive News nothing has altered that timeline.


Ford wasn’t the only Detroit-area automaker that sent salaried executives home to work during the pandemic. General Motors did as well, and while it’s in the process of shifting several employees to different sites in southeastern Michigan right now no firm plans have been made for bringing remote workers back yet.


While GM plans to bring back its remote work force in the summer, some degree of remote work is likely to continue, GM spokesman Dave Caldwell told Automotive News.


“We’re working on those details currently. The future will be more flexible,” Caldwell said in an email. “We are seeking to maintain the benefits of remote work, while also ensuring our teams get the benefit of in-person collaboration.”


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