Harley-Davidson is letting employees work from home on what may become a permanent basis. Harley’s Milwaukee headquarters closed in 2020 due to the global pandemic, but Harley CEO Jochen Zeitz says the complex is going to be repurposed rather than reopened for workers, according to Bloomberg.
Harley-Davidson continues to surprise with forward-thinking changes. First, the motorcycle company embraced EV motorcycles, spinning off the LiveWire brand to reportedly prevent its EVs from being overshadowed by legacy models. Now, Harley is fully embracing remote work and the flexibility and openness it brings, as the H-D CEO explains:
Zeitz came to the conclusion that remote work is no less productive than office work, which would mean forcing employees to come back to a fixed workplace where they can nonetheless “be very disengaged.” Not to mention the difficulty a return to office entails for many, including Zeitz who’s a father of two and splits his time between his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.