Lyft is ditching its mandatory hybrid work plans. The ride-hailing giant told employees on Wednesday that almost all of them can work from the office, from home or “any combination of the two.”
“We’ve been flexible and successful for two years, working efficiently out of basements, bedrooms and Lyft offices,” Lyft’s president of Business Affairs, Kristin Sverchek, wrote in a blog post. “Our team values this flexibility and top talent expects it.”
Lyft sees its “flexible workplace” as distinct from remote-first models because of its “strong support for in-office gatherings and office life,” Sverchek wrote.
Lyft had been planning to require its employees to spend part of their time in the office starting next January. “This is where we felt hybrid models failed,” Sverchek said. “Specific required days in-office are often arbitrary and overly prescriptive to distributed teams with different needs.”
Amazon and LinkedIn have both made similar moves away from requiring employees to spend part of their week in the office. And while there are plenty of tech companies with offices that also say employees can work from anywhere — including Slack, Twitter and Yelp, to name a few — much of Big Tech is still planning on a hybrid work week for most employees. That includes Google, Meta, Microsoft and, yes, Uber.