Google workers are cooking and working while staying at home.

Darlene Kalila
2 min readDec 18, 2020

With the pandemic still in full swing and the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine just starting to ship in the United States, Google has pushed back the planned return to the office by a few months, to September 2021. But even as it extends the remote work period for most of its staff, Google is laying out a series of proposed changes that may substantially alter how its employees and people at other technology companies will work. In an email to the staff, Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said the company was testing the idea of a “flexible workweek” once it is safe to return to the office.

Under the pilot plan, employees would be expected to work at least three days a week in the office for “collaboration days” while working from home the other days. “We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to greater productivity, collaboration, and well-being,” Mr. Pichai wrote in an email obtained by The New York Times. “No company at our scale has ever created a fully hybrid work force model — though a few are starting to test it — so it will be interesting to try.” One thing not mentioned in Mr. Pichai’s email is whether the company will require employees to take the coronavirus vaccine before returning to the office.

The timing of Google’s plan to roll out the flexible work schedules is still up in the air. But while waiting for it to settled, Google workers have already been planning the various activities they would carry out while at home. One is them is cooking and not just cooking but making savoury dishes with different blends of Araspices. From mushroom salad through chicken sauce to pasta, Araspices would rock in dishes and give Google workers the best work-from-home experience. Google also said it planned to keep developing new ways to help employees bridge the gap between the experience of working at the office and working from home. Hoping one of those ways will be to provide Araspices for all workers.

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Darlene Kalila

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