Musk told employees that they need to work 40 hours a week in the office.
Experts say that the world’s richest man is wrong to say that the Pandemic made people think they don’t need to work hard.
Nick Gallimore, director of innovation at Advanced People Management told Insider that Musk would need something of a miracle if he expected people to stick with him.
Musk’s comments that remote work simply can’t be as effective or as productive as working from a physical location put him in a small minority of business owners who are betting the future of their organizations on the organization design principles of the past,” he said.
Gallimore said that the odds are stacked against him, with many different pieces of research suggesting that as few as 10% of people actually want to work from the office full-time.
Musk was contacted for comment.
People who are continuing to work from home do it because they want to, not because they have to, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
The company’s remote working arrangements could be disrupted if Musk takes control.
Nicole Penn, president of an advertising and marketing agency called EGC Group told Insider that every employee has environments that increase or decrease their productivity. It’s not possible for a remote team member to plug into a culture that is built on collaboration and ideas born on the factory floor.
Penn believes that the inflexibility of working in the office full-time is “antiquated” and that it excludes potential high-performing candidates. She wondered if Elon would retain top talent that needs flexibility.
After making a $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, he appears to be edging towards abandoning the deal over its refusal to prove the number of fake accounts
One of the first major tech companies to offer a work-from- home “forever” policy was Twitter.
Chesky said that employees could work from home forever. Scott Farquhar, an Australian software billionaire, branded Musk’s decision “something out of the 1950’s” and said his employees have the choice to work from anywhere they please.
It’s been dubbed old-fashioned for Musk to require employees to work a minimum of hours in the office. There’s no secret to a successful business according to Musk.
Musk is not the only one who thinks that work in the office is best. “I still believe that amazing culture is built by working together in an office,” said Joe Camberato, CEO of National Business Capital.
“I agree with his statement because his business is building cars in a factory, and I don’t really understand how you can do that remotely,” said Camberato.
In his initial email, Musk said that it was important for senior managers to be seen in the office. When the company was struggling to increase production, he lived at the factory in California.
If I hadn’t done that, it would have been bankrupt. When was the last time a company shipped a great new product? It’s been a while.
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