Elon Musk is well known for two things, his unheard-of ideas sci-fi alike, and bold edgy comments often followed by decisions. In recent days, the example of the second one became quite a hot topic after Teslas CEO announced that he wants employees back at the office or there will be layoffs.
But what happened and why?
A recently leaked email from the internal communication stated that the executive staff of the company is required to come back to the working at the office not less than 40 hours a week, and if not they will be released. Although the message was leaked and not an official statement from the company CEO did not deny its authenticity of it. Even more, he wrote that if the employees don’t want to adjust, they “should pretend to work somewhere else”.
But why is Elon pressing so much on working stationary? According to him, it’s about the visible presence and showing workers that senior-level staff is there too.
In addition, the new policy might be connected with the fact that he is concerned about the state of the US economy and ordered Tesla’s HR department to freeze some recruitment processes.
They should pretend to work somewhere else— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022
It also might be the first sign that more companies would rather have their employees at work instead of working from home. Recently, more organizations decide to limit remote working and encourage their employees for working stationary or at least in a hybrid model.