As remote work continues to change the way businesses operate, Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced a new policy for employees. Starting March 1st, Iger has ordered employees to return to their corporate offices four days a week.
In an email sent to employees, obtained by CNN, Iger stated that the in-person connection and collaboration is vital for a creative business like Disney. He added that nothing can replace the ability to connect, observe and create with peers that comes from being physically together and the opportunity to grow professionally by learning from leaders and mentors.
This directive comes amid a trend of large companies enforcing strict back-to-work policies as remote work became more commonplace in the early years of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Other companies such as Apple, have also asked their corporate workers to be in the office at least three days a week and Snapchat’s parent company recently asked workers to return to the office 80% of the time.
However, it’s worth noting that not all companies have joined this trend, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, for example, stated that the company doesn’t have a plan to require people to come back to the office anytime soon.
It remains to be seen how this change will affect the Disney workforce and whether or not other companies will follow suit in requiring their employees to return to the office.
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