Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an e-mail memo to employees on Sunday, saying the company would delay the return of employees to the office until September 1 next year, after which time employees are expected to be on duty at least three days a week. < / P > < p > this email contains a link to a FAQ that details further expectations of when employees will return to the office, such as Google’s expectation that employees “live within the office commute distance.”. < / P > < p > “when most offices were closed in March, we didn’t know how the epidemic would develop.” Mr Pi said in the email. “Now we’ve adapted and we’ve been innovating. Thanks to the incredible creativity of the medical and scientific communities, the newly developed vaccine is about to be distributed, and it is just around the corner to return to normal. ” < / P > < p > the memo means that Google has delayed the return of employees to their offices and is the most detailed plan the company has made so far on when its more than 130000 employees will be able to return to work during the outbreak. For now, it’s not clear how much of the content of the new plan will apply to Google’s contractors or other companies owned by its parent company, alphabet. < / P > < p > in July this year, Google became the first large company to announce that employees would be allowed to choose to work from home, and the return time was given in the middle of next year. Subsequently, Google said in September that it had begun to develop a “hybrid” work model, as most employees said they wanted to be able to return to the office at some point, but did not want to return to work entirely. Other technology giants, such as twitter and Facebook, have said employees can work remotely “forever” or for the next decade, and can move to work outside their offices if they want. Google employees had hoped the company would offer similar flexible work options, but the memo suggests that the company’s requirements are stricter than those of its competitors. In areas with low levels of risk, employees will be required to stay at least three days a week in the office and two days at home or other places where they think they are most suitable for work, Mr. picchay wrote in the memo. In addition, employees can choose to book shared office space for up to 12 people and outdoor space for large group gatherings, while Google will provide “bookable” desks for employees who want to work in quiet spaces. < / P > < p > this pilot model will not apply to all Google employees. Picchay pointed out that the flexible work model may not be applicable to employees who need to “spend a lot of time with customers”, or who need to work in a data center or laboratory field, or rely on specialized equipment to do their work. < p > < p > in an email, Mr. pichaie instructed Google employees to read the full FAQ document, which provides more details about employees returning to the office. For example, employees will need to go back to the office Google has assigned them. Google also added that it believes the team performs best when “anchored to shared projects.”. < / P > < p > “you need to work in your assigned Google office, and you need to live within commuting distance of your assigned office.” The document says. “We are actively investing in the company’s central strategy to create more jobs and choices in global offices over time.” < / P > < p > the memo also said the company would set up demonstration sites in its offices, a move “aimed at delivering professional quality broadcasting to a large and dispersed audience”. In addition, Google will improve its meet and workspace products to “better bridge the gap between colleagues who work in the office and those who work from home.”. < / P > < p > “collaboration in the office was important to Google in the past, and will be as important in the future.” Mr. Pichai wrote in an email. “Many regions will continue to face unpredictability in the future, which presents some interesting challenges.” More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone