Meta Wants Employees Back In The Office

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Meta has announced that employees must come into the office three days a week starting September 5. 

The return-to-office mandate marks a shift in Meta, which previously embraced the remote-work culture as company executives, including Zuckerberg, worked across the country and the company announced plans to shrink office space.

Meta’s own product, the Metaverse, was supposed to further usher in a new era of virtual-remote-work options. 

However, this year, amid two rounds of layoffs, the tech company began to indicate that it would be reevaluating its approach to remote work.

Workers were issued a notice on Thursday. Meta acknowledged that “firmer in-person expectations will be a shift for some and will require trade-offs” but that returning to the office “supports collaboration and the energy that come from working alongside your team, which are critical as we build the future.”

Workers who were hired for a remote position in an area where there was no office won´t be impacted by the new policy.

In an interview discussing Meta’s long-term strategy on “The Tim Ferris Show” last March, Zuckerberg told the podcast that he hoped to have “50% or more of the company” working “distributed and working remotely” by the end of the decade.


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