Nike Closes Corporate Offices To Gift Employees A Paid, Week-Long Break
Written by Rika C on September 1, 2021
Nike is reportedly spending the big bucks to prioritize the well-being of their corporate employees. According to the New York Post, the retail giant is closing their corporate offices this week. During this time, corporate employees will be able to enjoy “a paid, week-long mental health break.” “Our senior leaders are all sending a clear message: Take the time to unwind, destress and spend time with your loved ones. Do not work,” Senior Manager Matt Marrazzo wrote in a LinkedIn post. This considerate decision comes just before Nike launches its return-to-office plan in September and only applies to corporate employees. They announced this plan in May, along with their hybrid work model that permits employees to work from home twice a week.
With the surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Delta variant, companies have reportedly been on the fence about remote versus in-person work. Both Apple and BlackRock are two examples of businesses that’ve chosen to keep workers out of their offices for the time being. In contrast, Nike has not announced any delays or changes despite the rising number of those affected by Covid-19.
At this time, it’s unclear whether those returning will have to be fully vaccinated or subjected to other Covid-10 safety precautions. Still, in his post, Matt expressed thankfulness for the opportunity to rest and recover.