Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Inc, has asked his employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an emailed memo to employees that has been circulating on social media.
The message couldn’t be clearer. “Anyone who wants to work remotely must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean a minimum) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla.” This is the ultimatum sent by the richest man in the world to his employees.
Back to the office
Elon Musk will “review and approve” on a case-by-case basis the situation of those who cannot meet the stated minimum hours, according to this memo. Like other large companies, Tesla has made it mandatory for its employees to return to the office.
While some companies, such as Google, believe that returning to the office has a positive impact by promoting exchanges between colleagues, others have put in place permanent agreements on telework. This is the case of Twitter, whose general manager, Parag Agrawal, had indicated in March that despite the reopening of offices, employees could still work from home if they wished.