• Salesforce recently reopened its San Francisco headquarters.
  • The company has a hybrid work plan that allows employees to work remotely, flex, or fully on-site.
  • Salesforce redesigned its office space to be more socially distanced and collaborative.
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Salesforce reopened its San Francisco headquarters on Monday for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The company welcomed 100 vaccinated employees back to its freshly redesigned office.

The company is phasing the reopening of its offices. This means that buildings will gradually reopen from 20% to 75% capacity depending on COVID-19 data and local guidance.

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Fully vaccinated employees who are interested in returning to the office are allowed to volunteer to be part of groups of 100 employees or fewer who will work on designated floors in certain offices.

“We’re actively reimagining our lobbies, elevators, employee floors, conference rooms, and more to meet new protocols,” a Salesforce spokesperson told Insider. “This includes social distancing as well as temperature screenings, required face coverings, regular and frequent deep cleaning, manual contact tracing, and more.”

But employees don’t have to return to the office at all. The company announced a hybrid work plan in February that allows employees to work fully remote, one to three days per week in the office, or in the office.

Salesforce told Insider that flex work, a combination of time in the office and remote, will be the default for most roles. The company anticipates a majority of employees will come into the office at least some of the time. An employee survey indicated that at least 80% of workers wanted to be in the office sometimes and that they’re “hungry for the connection, camaraderie and innovation that comes from gathering in person.”

Insider got a look inside Salesforce’s newly redesigned San Francisco office space. Read below to see how the software giant is bringing employees back to work.

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