Google To Give Every Employee Rs. 75,500 To Work From Home

Aadhya Khatri - Jun 05, 2020


Google To Give Every Employee Rs. 75,500 To Work From Home

To make working remotely easier for employees, Google recently announced a Rs. 75,500 allowance for staff so that they can set up a workplace at home

Because of COVID-19, the majority of Google’s staff in the US have been working remotely since March. In May, Sundar Pichai, the company’s CEO said Google planned to encourage them to stay that way until year end.

Google work from home
In May, Sundar Pichai, the company’s CEO said Google planned to encourage them to stay that way until year end

Lauren Whitt works as the wellness and resilience lead for Google. Her main role is to make sure all employees are healthy and have access to wellness resource in this trying time.

Her team has 10 members and their responsibility includes Google staff working all over the world.

To make working from home easier for employees, Google recently announced a $1000 allowance for staff so that they can set up a workplace at home. The company thinks setting new routines at home is as important as maintaining those employees have at work.

This decision stems from the hope that Googlers might be able to set up the most productive workstation possible.

Google work from home workstation
This decision stems from the hope that Googlers might be able to set up the most productive workstation possible

According to Whitt, managers play a key role in ensuring employees’ mental wellbeing. What they are encouraged to do is to check on their teams, asking questions like “How are you doing.” Managers are also required to be the role model for their teams.

In Google’s offices, there are fitness centers and coaches to help Googlers maintain good health. But now, when most employees are at home, the sessions are taken online with participants work out from the comfort of their home.

The company offers fantastic food at cafes so when people have to spend more time at home, chefs do online cooking classes, helping Google’s employees picking up some essential life skills.

The company also has a group called Blue Dot community with mental health support.

This program is a peer-to-peer community started many years ago when Googlers wanted an opportunity to share hard things in life, but free from the feeling of being in a session with therapists. What they wanted is someone who have been there, like their co-workers.

That initial idea has developed fast and now the company has virtual meetings via Google Meet to talk.

Now, when employees are at home, these sessions have been taken online with the help of Google’s various tools.

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