SNCJ Deep Dive: Elon Says My Way or No Way on Remote Work
When the pandemic hit, millions of U.S. workers were forced to make a sudden, immediate shift to remote work. We all quickly became familiar with the pros and cons of daily – sometimes hourly – zoom calls and having our kitchen tables do double duty as our workspace. And just as quickly, the prevailing theory that workers must be in an office to maximize their output was blown to smithereens.
Which is why it was big news recently when the world’s richest man, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told his senior executives he is doing away with telework and that anyone who doesn’t like it can hit the road.
The question is, will other CEOs follow suit?
To help answer that question, we’re joined today by Law360 employment editor-at-large Vin Gurrieri, who recently wrote a great piece for that publication on this very issue. We’ll go over a bit of what the mercurial Musk had to say, and then get into some of the reasons why this time it might not behoove CEOs to follow his lead.
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