Mark Zuckerberg, one of the most influential and followed tech leaders in the present generation, has a strong message of social distancing “to work from home” for people around the globe to fight against coronavirus.
Coronavirus makes Zuckerberg Announce He is Working from Home
When the world health organization and CDC is insisting people avoid travels, socializing, and gatherings, the Facebook CEO is also working from home. He has said that he is also working from home. The schools, universities, restaurants, and public places are being closed. The theaters are shut down, and in the wake of the moment, major companies are asking the workforce to work from home across the nations.
Social Distancing, the only Way
The outbreak has made an incredible impact on human lives globally and is spreading at a massive rate. The main reason for the virus spread is believed to be human contact and transfer through interaction with someone infected through this virus. Thus, Social Distancing is the biggest weapon in the fight against Covid-19 spread. The company is also restricting its workforce to travel for any business activities and canceled its significant events lined up for the year.
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Zuckerberg Detailed Facebook is Working from Home
On Wednesday, Zuckerberg has a press conference call in which he detailed about Facebook’s response to the pandemic. He said that he is for sure working from home and its 45000 employees, except some critical technicians, are also working from home.
Everyone should Work from Home
He further said Like everyone is experiencing, it’s a significant change to be working from home, “I don’t think it would be very good to encourage everyone else to do that and then not do that myself.
Working from home is the need of the hour for significant businesses and IT-related operations as many people typically work in any of such an organization’s facility. Thanks to technology and internet connectivity, it is effortless to collaborate and work seamlessly without a physical presence in the modern work scenario.
Facebook Aiding Its Small Business Allies
Facebook has come forward to help people who need assistance and grants for covering the gaps in the business at such a crucial juncture. The company announced grants and ad credits for more than 30000 small businesses.
Workplace to provide better collaboration and communication to agencies for free for 12 months
Moreover, Facebook also said that it would offer better and advanced Workplace collaboration tools to businesses to help the emergency services and government agencies to collaborate and communicate. The company plans to give it free for the next 12 months. It can help inform and connect their employees, allowing them to share critical information in real-time and enabling leadership to reach employees via live videos, posts and more,