PNB President sets work-from-home option as a permanent option

Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) president and group chief executive officer (CEO), Jalil Rasheed says the state-owned fund has presented the work-from-home (WFH) option as a permanent option to its staff.

In a series of tweets by the CEO, Rasheed stated that PNB will also be introducing flexi time where employees will choose hours they want to work as long as they are able to deliver their work.

“Work from home is now a permanent option, not just a MCO arrangement. Many have thrived and gave me positive feedback. Some are dying to return to office, which is understandable as WFH is not for everybody. Not every role can be done from home too like drivers and security,” the ceo tweeted.

The work-from-home option was also extended until end of May as schools and childcare centres have not been re-opened.

Return of staff will be deployed over three months in order to ensure not too many staff are in the building at the same time.

Rasheed further said that the momentum of using technology, virtual meetings and digital signature must continue even when staff return.

“As we have WFH as permanent option, most meetings will be hybrid of virtual and in-person,” he said.

PNB will be issuing guidelines to the respective managers on how to manage remote teams and to answer all FAQs as well as to have dedicated people assigned when queries arise.

The move comes as part of a strategic plan PNB had unveiled last week, with one focus area being Organisational Transformation.

 

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