Elon Musk, the potential Twitter owner, mentioned during a virtual all-hands meeting with Twitter employees today that he strongly prefers to work in person. However, those employees doing “excellent” work should be allowed to continue working remotely.
Tesla´s owner made the headlines last week when he asked staff to return to the office or work somewhere else. Musk said that all employees should work onsite, and those who wanted to work remotely had to work at least 40 hours per week to do so.
Elon Musk, Twitter, and Remote Work
In the all-hands virtual meeting with Twitter employees, Elon Musk mentioned that Twitter employees who are performing exceptionally well would be allowed to continue working from home. While he prefers onsite collaboration as it helps build a positive company culture, remote work will be enabled to some extent.
In response to a question about his remote work policy, he answered:
“If someone can only work remotely, and they´re exceptional, it wouldn´t make sense to fire them. Definitely not in favor of things that are mad.”
While Musk took a strong position in terms of Tesla and remote work, he will allow certain exceptions. According to the verge, Twitter´s spokesperson mentioned that those employees performing from home could continue doing it permanently.