July 30, 2021

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Nokia will allow employees to work from home up to three days a week

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A Nokia He said after the current workplace policy expires in December, with increased support for flexible working hours starting in January, its employees will be able to choose to work long-distance three days a week.

The Finnish telecommunications equipment maker conducted a survey of its employees late last year and found that most people prefer to work two to three days a week, which is an average of two days before the corona virus infection.

“Epidemiology has forced companies to change. Technology has provided people with tools for innovation. In many cases, decisions to do old things are better,” said CEO Becca Landmark.

The company, which had about 92,000 employees in 130 countries by the end of 2020, said it planned to cut 10,000 jobs in two years by March to cut costs and invest more in research resources.

Nokia plans to redesign offices, allocating up to 70% of space in some sections for teamwork and meetings, with less space allocated for workspaces.

Offices in Dallas, Singapore and Budapest have already been refurbished, and the sites are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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