Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary when asked if working from home is unethical, he simply responded, “No.” He doesn’t mind if staff at his 54 companies work from home. The question comes from previous comments made by Tesla and Twitter owner Elon Musk, who said remote work is “morally wrong” during an interview with CNBC.
For Elon Musk, the remote work model is “fundamentally unfair and out of touch” as some employees still need to work from factories and cannot work from home. But O’Leary doesn’t think that way.
During an interview, he told CNN that the world and the ethics of work have changed.
“We went through an extraordinary period during the pandemic—the idea that you’d split up a headquarters and you’d let people leave a headquarters to work from home was not even contemplated. It was considered too risky. Now it’s a proven, effective method of project management” Kevin O’Leary
However, O’Leary highlighted that the situation for Musk is different. As he is in a highly engineered business, it makes sense to have the idea of wanting collaboration between engineers.