Apple Park photo of the side of the main buildingSource: Apple

What you need to know

  • Apple says that its hybrid work model remains despite pressure from employees.
  • Apple wants people to work from the office three days per week.

Apple has told employees that it doesn't intend to back down from its new hybrid work model — the one that will allow employees to work from home two days per week, but requires them to be in the office during the other three. This comes after employees pushed back, saying that they wanted more flexible working options.

Despite employees wanting the option to work remotely full time, Deirdre O'Brien, senior vice president of retail + people, has told them that isn't an option because "in-person collaboration is essential to [Apple's] culture and our future."

A new report by The Verge says O'Brien delivered the message in a video that was recorded and shared with employees. Apple has historically been very much against the prospect of people working remotely, unlike many other companies in its field. The COVID-19 pandemic caused Apple to rethink things for obvious reasons, but all that's done is show employees the benefits of working from home and they want more of it.

Apple doesn't just want people in the office for collaboration reasons. It's easier to control leaks when everyone, and everything, is locked inside Apple Park. The company is in the middle of another blitz on leaks and will be doing all it can to ensure its secrets stay just that — secret. We've already seen iPhone 13 leak in various forms, for example.

One thing that nobody wants to keep secret is deals! Like this collection of the best iMac deals for example. Now's a great time to add an M1 iMac to your desk if you're working from home. Whether is with Apple, or not!