When the chairman of a company that employs more than 130,000 people offers his perspective on whether COVID-19 will permanently change office culture, it’s worth paying close attention.
“It’s already happened, and it will never go back,” said Oracle’s Larry Ellison during a recent online discussion. “It’s not like we’ll never go back to the office, but we’ll never go back to the office 9 to 5. …It makes no sense, at least in our industry. So people will figure out how many hours they should be in the office, and how many of their hours they’ll be working at home.”
Ellison, Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer, shared other insights and opinions during a wide-ranging discussion November 9 with