- Mark Zuckerberg said at a conference that Meta may update its remote work policy this summer.
- The CEO said the company has no plans to eliminate all remote work.
- Earlier this week, he said performance data showed that face-to-face work benefits engineers.
Mark Zuckerberg hinted Thursday that Meta may be considering changing its remote work policy.
At an all-hands meeting following the layoff announcement earlier this week, the CEO answered questions from employees about the company’s remote work policies. Zuckerberg said the company plans to “continue to support remote work” but may analyze performance data and “update” its policies.
During the meeting, Zuckerberg said, “I want to make it clear upfront that we’re not going to eliminate all remote work and such,” according to a video recording viewed by an insider.
Zuckerberg said the “majority” of employees “want to be in the office a lot of the time,” while wanting to find a balance between face-to-face work and “focused work.” He added that there were
“My sense is that I haven’t yet seen teams working together in the office as much as I would like intuitively, which is optimal. We’re also starting to get data points that suggest things should be done.” He added that he doesn’t want to mandate in-office work, but wants to find “some kind of cultural equilibrium.”
Meta’s CEO said the company will analyze data on internal operations to determine the best course of action going forward.
“Refining next-generation distributed work policies and hybrid work is one of the next things we want to work on after this is over,” Zuckerberg told staff, referring to Meta’s restructuring process. bottom. Carried over in May. The company is looking to get more information on how it will “update” its policies over the summer, he added.
The billionaire mentioned working inside the office in a layoff announcement earlier this week. In the post, he said the company looked at “performance data” and found that engineers who attended or stayed in person at Meta performed better than those who attended remotely and continued to work remotely. said to have demonstrated Zuckerberg also said the analysis showed that working face-to-face at least three days a week was beneficial for early-career engineers.
Meta was one of the first companies to allow employees to work from home during the pandemic. In 2021, the company changed its policy to allow employees who can perform their duties remotely to apply to work from home permanently. has improved,” he said, planning to work remotely for about six months. Report from The Wall Street Journal.
A Meta spokesperson declined to comment to Insider.
The all-hands meeting was Zuckerberg’s first opportunity to answer questions from staff after he announced plans to lay off about 10,000 employees earlier this week. , asked how staff could trust his leadership decisions after the second round of layoffs.
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