New Delhi: Tech giant Google will allow its employees to work from home until September next year, extending the return to the office by a few months, according to a report in the New York Times report on Monday.Also Read - Bad News For Android App Developers, Google to Close Inactive Accounts - Deets Inside

The company has also been testing the idea of a “flexible workweek” once it is safe to return to the office, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told the company’s staff in an email on Sunday, the report mentioned. Also Read - YouTube Hits an Amazing 10 Billion Download Milestone on Google Play Store

As part of the plan, Google’s employees would be expected to work at least three days a week in the office while working from home the other days, the newspaper report said. Also Read - Tips to Maintain Sexual Wellness And Hygiene Amidst The Pandemic

“We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to greater productivity, collaboration, and well-being,” Pichai wrote in the email.

Google was one of the first companies to ask its employees to work from home due to the pandemic. It has previously delayed the timing by when the employees should return to the office from January next year to July.