With the global pandemic, software giant Microsoft sent a notice to all engineers in the Seattle area two weeks ago to work from home as much as possible. It turns out that the company’s software developers are still ideal for working from home, even though they have only a small number of people in the office. After all, before the COVID-19 outbreak, they were used to frequent work that required remote completion.
Even though it’s hard to rule out 100% disruption, according to a productivity analysis submitted by Microsoft developers, it’s clear that the contribution of this segment of the population has not decreased significantly.
Data show that engineers’ morning and evening activities are peaking, and lunchtime is basically race dying. The peak activity in the afternoon was low, but the overall activity did not change much compared to the previous #WFH state.
Microsoft says team telecommuting presents a lasting challenge, but they already have a culture of collaboration and efficiency.
Through friendly remote tools and developer empowerment, the company has been able to ensure the productivity of the engineering team.