Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now taking strict measures to bring back employees to the office. The company has clearly stated that employees must adhere to the mandate or they will be fired.
- Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg will fire employees if they don’t follow new work policy rule.
- The Meta employees have been asked to come to the office three days a week.
- The latest “in-person Time Policy” will take effect starting September 5.
It seems that Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now taking strict measures to bring back employees to the office. The company has asked Meta employees to come to the office or engage in in-person work three days a week or they could receive a termination letter. Meta has clearly stated that employees must adhere to the mandate or they will be fired. Lori Goler, Meta’s Head of Human Resources, outlined the updated RTO guidance in an email on Workplace, the company’s internal platform. Nonetheless, employees who have already been granted full remote work approval are not subject to this obligation.
“As with other company policies, repeated violations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including a performance rating drop and, ultimately, termination if not addressed. We believe that distributed work will continue to be important in the future, particularly as our technology improves,” a spokesperson for Meta told Business Insider.
Meta acknowledges the importance of distributed work in the future, particularly as technology advances. In the short term, their focus on in-person work aims to enhance the experience for employees choosing to work from the office while carefully considering investments in remote work opportunities.
“In the near-term, our in-person focus is designed to support a strong, valuable experience for our people who have chosen to work from the office, and we’re being thoughtful and intentional about where we invest in remote work,” he added.
How will Meta track employees?
In an effort to ensure accountability, Meta’s management will monitor compliance with this policy on a monthly basis. Managers will review badge and Status Tool information to track adherence. Repeated failure to comply would lead to disciplinary action, including performance rating reductions and, ultimately, termination, in accordance with local laws and works council requirements.
When will this new work policy at Meta be effective?
The latest “in-person Time Policy” will take effect starting September 5, which means people have less than 3 weeks.
The company initially introduced its RTO plans in June, stating that employees hired to work in an office should return for a few days a week. This announcement aligns with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s public and internal advocacy for the benefits of in-office work, emphasizing that engineers earlier in their careers tend to perform better when working in person with teammates at least three days a week, although specific details of this analysis were not disclosed.