Meta asks employees to return to face-to-face work

Samantha Deruya CNN

Meta is the latest tech company to bring employees back to the office more than three years after the COVID-19 pandemic first forced many to adopt flexible work-from-home policies.

The internet giant, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has asked employees currently assigned to its offices to return to in-person work three days a week starting Sept. 5.

Meta-employees designated as remote workers can maintain their remote status.

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A spokeswoman for Meta said in a statement to CNN that the company’s latest policy has not yet been finalized.

“We are committed to distributed work and believe that people can have a meaningful impact both from the office and from home. We are also committed to continually refining our model to foster , relationships and culture.”

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a policy change. March blog post. In the post, Zuckerberg shared that an internal analysis found that engineers who participated in person at Meta performed better, on average, than those who participated remotely.

“This requires more research, but our hypothesis is that it is still easier to build trust face-to-face, and that such relationships help us work more efficiently,” he said. I am writing.

This year, Mehta joins a wave of large companies asking employees to return to in-person work at least a few days a week.

Amazon’s Updated policy to require staff to work in the office three days a week went into effect on May 1, but Disney announced earlier this year that Require workers to come to work in person four days a week.

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