After I saw the Google announcement in the NY Post I posted this comment on LinkedIn and Twitter earlier today:
“Big tech tend to be the test bed for new HR practices although many do not go mainstream. Even with the pandemic I still don’t think this will hit mass market either mainly due to powerful old school bureaucratic orgs, entrenched work practices, and many baby boomer leaders holding on for control”.
As a glass-half-full-guy I hope I am wrong here, but having worked in and consulted to many large and small organisations on almost all continents, I can’t see a majority of businesses following suit.
It will be fascinating to track what happens on this issue (and all other organisational behavioural) issues over time.