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Employees never coming to the office, WordPress forced to closed their office

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Employees never coming to the office, WordPress forced to closed their officeEmployees never coming to the office, WordPress forced to closed their office

News24xx.com - Automattic, the owner of the WordPress.com blogging service, has a nice office in an area in San Francisco, United States (US). Unfortunately, that office must be closed because its employees prefer to work remotely.


This office is very interesting. Built from the former of warehouse and designed in such a way. The roof is high, with modified warehouse doors.


The building that located in 140 Hawthorne, San Francisco is currently advertised by CEO Matt Mullenweg for sale.


"We have an nice office that was built about six or seven years ago. It still in good condition, but no one uses. Only five peoples that always routinely go to the office. The office was building in the area of ??about 1400 square meters," he said as quoted from Quartz on Thursday, June 22 2017.


In addition to this office, Automattic also has a similar building in Cape Town, South Africa and Portland, Maine.


Automattic does provide an option on 550 employees to work from outside the office.

Each of employee is given an incentive of USD 250 per month, if they want to work in a co-working space or a coffee shop like Starbucks.


Yahoo, for example, in 2013 when Marissa Mayer served as its CEO, known for one of its policies that require to the office.


"For best results, we need to work side by side," Mayer said.


Known as the pioneer of remote working culture, Yahoo has recently told thousands of employees in the United States to start coming to the office.


The goal is to make the workforce more agile, and just as Yahoo wants to enhance employee creativity by meeting in person.

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