Following an internal revolt, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has given room for employees making an “excellent contribution” to work from home.
He wrote in an email on Thursday: “Regarding remote work, all that is required for approval is that your manager takes responsibility for ensuring that you are making an excellent contribution.
“It is also expected that you have in-person meetings with your colleagues on a reasonable cadence, ideally weekly, but not less than once per month.”
“At the risk of stating the obvious, any manager who falsely claims that someone reporting to them is doing excellent work or that a given role is essential, whether remote or not, will be exited from the company,” he added.
After Musk also told his employees over email that they either had to work in an “extremely hardcore” fashion or leave the company, hundreds of employees decided to quit, per Reuters.
Musk claimed he wasn’t too concerned Thursday night. In response to Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy, Musk wrote that “the best people are staying, so I’m not super worried.”
Twitter is currently in the throes of a massive downsizing that started with Musk laying off about half of the company’s 7,400 workers earlier in the month. Days later, the social media giant cut 4,400 of its 5,500 contract workers.
Former Twitter vice president Bruce Daisley told the BBC that former Twitter engineers claimed the platform could “fail as soon as Monday” in response to the mass exits.
“There’s a large number of features that really seem to be predicated on having engineers on site,” he said. “If those engineers have gone, then it does threaten the sustainability of the product. So, there’s a lot of people posting where else you can find them online.”