Facebook's new remote work system is "mostly going to rely on honor code", Zuckerberg said, but the company will "put in some basic precautions" to make sure that employees are where they say they are.
That said, some Facebook employees who opt to work remotely and move may face pay cuts, he said.
But Facebook is a much larger company, with almost 50,000 employees, and it went further in laying out a novel proposed structure for remote work.
Zuckerberg's surprise announcement - which followed Twitter's announcement earlier this month that employees would eventually be allowed to work from home indefinitely - will eventually be a "win win" for workers and employers alike, according to one expert. Its decision is likely to have a pronounced impact on the San Francisco area, where the tech sector's rapid growth has strained regional infrastructure.
Zuckerberg said that while the company would allow certain workers to work remotely full time, they would have to notify Facebook if they want to move to a different location by Jan 1, 2021. "We want to focus the recruiting energy in some cities where we can get to hundreds of engineers".
Zuckerberg devoted a live-streamed "town hall' meeting with employees to how a remote-work trend compelled by the pandemic is being embraced by employees without affecting productivity".
The effect on costs is unclear, Zuckerberg said, as savings will be partially offset by additional costs related to travel and technologies associated with setting up home offices.
Facebook has more than 40,000 employees.
"Countries are going to continue to try and interfere and we are going to see issues like that but we have learnt a lot since 2016 and I feel pretty confident that we are going to be able to protect the integrity of the upcoming elections", he said.
Almost 60 percent said they'd prefer to move to a smaller city or town.
Shifting aggressively to remote work brings opportunity to hire talented candidates who don't live near cities where Facebook has offices, sparing them commutes, congestion and the high living costs of tech-company towns.
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