Facebook Parent ‘Meta Platforms’ Mandates Three-Day Office Work Week from September

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has announced a new work policy requiring employees to return to the office for at least three days a week starting in September, as reported by CNBC. The policy change was communicated to employees on Thursday and will not affect those who primarily work remotely.

According to a statement from a Meta spokesperson, the company remains committed to a distributed work model, believing that employees can make a significant impact both from the office and at home. The spokesperson also emphasized Meta’s commitment to refining their work model to foster collaboration, relationships, and a culture enabling employees to perform their best.

CNBC says that the decision to revise the remote-work policy comes after Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comments in March, where he suggested that in-person work resulted in higher productivity, especially among engineers. Apparently, Zuckerberg cited an internal analysis indicating that engineers who joined Meta in person and then transferred to remote work or remained in-person performed better on average than those who joined remotely.

Zuckerberg also noted that the analysis showed that engineers earlier in their careers performed better on average when they worked in person with teammates at least three days a week.

This move by Meta follows similar decisions by other tech giants like Amazon and Alphabet, who have also been calling their workers back to physical offices.

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