Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said a few days ago that an internal analysis showed that employees are more efficient in office work than remote work.
After announcing 11,000 job cuts in November last year, Meta announced yesterday that it will cut 10,000 jobs, or about 13% of its workforce. As part of the layoff announcement, Zuckerberg said an internal analysis indicated that engineers working in the office could do more work.
He said Meta remained committed to “distributed work” (work from home or on the road), but encouraged employees to work “in person”.
“Our analysis shows that working in-person works better than working remotely,” Zuckerberg said.
The Meta-analysis shows that early-career engineers who work face-to-face with team members at least three days a week then its performance will be better.
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Early in the outbreak, Meta was one of the first tech companies to allow employees to work remotely. Later, Meta extended its flexible working policy through 2021, allowing employees at all levels of the company to work remotely full-time.
This year, Meta is still insisting on telecommuting. But with big tech companies like Amazon suddenly announcing that they must work in the office at least three days a week, Meta seems to have begun to reconsider its position.
“This is a preliminary analysis and further research is needed,” Zuckerberg said.
“But we think it’s easier to build trust in person, and those relationships help us work more effectively,” he added.