The new chief of Twitter, Elon Musk, has completely banned remote work at Twitter and ordered the employees to return to the office immediately for at least 40 hours a week. In an email to employees he wrote; “The road ahead is arduous and will require intense work to succeed. We are changing Twitter policy such that remote work is no longer allowed unless you have a specific exception.”
Musk Wrote First Email to the Employees after Twitter Takeover
In his first-ever email to Twitter employees, Elon said that there is no way to sugarcoat the message, as, without any significant subscription revenue, there is a good chance that Twitter will not survive the upcoming economic downturn. Regarding remote work, he said that he would personally review and approve any exemptions as he ordered the managers to compile lists of any staff seeking to continue working remotely.
Musk’s demands match with the policies of the other company he runs, Tesla, where he has asked the employees to return to work for at least 40 hours per week or else they can leave the job. Musk told employees in a memo; “Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla.” A former Tesla employee Medlock stated that Elon Musk tells the truth when he says that he works a lot, he told that Musk had often slept in the factory and don’t go home for days.
Parag Agrawal Initiated the Remote Work at Twitter
In March 2022, the former CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, told the staff that they can work from home full-time forever as the company believed that its work-from-home measures during Covid lockdowns had been a success. He said; “Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes WFH full-time forever.”
3) Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes WFH full-time forever. 4) Distributed working will be challenging. We’ll need to be proactive, intentional, learn, and adapt. 5) Thank you to the team who has supported us every day.
— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) March 3, 2022