Brian Cesky, the founder and CEO of Airbnb, has announced that he intends to live from now on in rotation in properties the company offers for rent, according to a report in Forbes.
Cesky announced the move yesterday (Tuesday) via a Twitter tweet. “From today I live on Airbnb,” he wrote, adding that he would move between cities “every two weeks.” In another tweet, Cesky wrote that he would return “often” to San Francisco – where the company is headquartered – and that the decision was a result of “decentralization” made possible by remote work.
Cesky’s initiative is expected to encourage remote work, a trend that has intensified since the outbreak of the corona. Airbnb’s turnover soared in the face of the move to work from home, and the company reported revenue of $ 2.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021 – a 36% increase over the same period in 2019.
Cesky was one of the founders of Airbnb in 2008, and his personal fortune is estimated at $ 2.6 billion, according to Forbes estimates, a sum that puts him in 168th place in the magazine’s world rankings. May 2021 said in a conversation with analysts that company employees will not be required to return to office work at least until September 2022, and in November added that labor policy will remain “flexible” on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, the company has recently been criticized by the US Congress, after the chairman of the Congress Committee on China and his deputy expressed in a letter sent to Cesky earlier this month questions about the company’s commitment to human rights, due to its business conduct in China.