Zoom Wants Workers Back in Office

Zoom, one of the companies that helped to make remote work ubiquitous during the pandemic, is telling its employees to return to the office.

Zoom now is enforcing a “structured hybrid approach,” meaning employees who live near an office “need to be onsite two days a week.”

“As a company, we are in a better position to use our own technologies, continue to innovate, and support our global customers,” the company’s statement said. “We’ll continue to leverage the entire Zoom platform to keep our employees and dispersed teams connected and working efficiently.”

Zoom isn’t excluded from the return to office trend that’s sweeping tech companies, a CNN report suggested, pointing out that Google, Amazon and Salesforce have enacted similar policies.

Businesses have faced some pushback from employees on the mandates to return to offices after workers grew accustomed to the flexibility.

The irony is that more than most companies, Zoom came to define the early days of the pandemic, as many turned to its platform to video chat with friends and colleagues during the peak of remote working.

By mid-2020, Zoom reported skyrocketing revenue fueled by a spike in business customers from the many companies forced to turn to remote work