Elon Musk is putting more in-office demands on Twitter, threatening lax managers

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, Calif., June 13, 2019.

Mike Blake | Reuters

A couple of new emails from Elon Musk to Twitter employees say that managers should meet with employees face-to-face — even those exceptional — at least monthly, adding that managers can be terminated for allowing employees to work remotely if they are not “exceptional.”

In a pair of emails sent at the same hour on the afternoon of November 17, Elon Musk said, “With regards to remote work, all that is required to be approved is for your manager to take responsibility for ensuring that you make an excellent contribution. It is also expected that To have personal meetings with colleagues at a reasonable pace, ideally weekly, but no less than once a month.

Musk has continued to threaten managers who do not adhere to his guidelines.

“At the risk of stating the obvious, any manager who falsely claims that someone reporting to him is doing an excellent job or that a particular role is necessary, remote or not, will be removed from the company.”

In the email, Musk provides no guidance on what constitutes an “excellent job.”

The emails come after Musk closed the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter at the end of October and quickly moved to cut half of the company’s full-time workforce, which totals nearly 3,700 jobs, and its slew of contractors.

One of Musk’s first moves was to reverse the company’s previous “work from home forever” policy, which was enacted by a personal friend and collaborator, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

On Thursday, Musk wrote in a pair of emails to the team: “Going forward, to build a Twitter 2.0 breakthrough and achieve success in an increasingly competitive world, we’re going to need to be very hardcore. That means working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will make a score.” Success “.

He also said that he would be fine with people who “perform at an exceptional level” and stay away if they couldn’t make it, but that he preferred to collaborate in the office. But employees told CNBC that they have not received official guidance from human resources on working remotely.

Here are the emails transcribed by CNBC:

Who: Elon Musk

To: Team at Twitter

Date: Nov. 17, 2022 [Time Stamp removed]

Topic: crossroads

Regarding remote work, all that is required is to obtain approval
It is your manager’s responsibility to ensure this
You make an excellent contribution.

You are also expected to have personal meetings with
your colleagues on a reasonable cadence, ideally weekly,
But not less than once a month.

And the:

Who: Elon Musk

To: Team at Twitter

Date: Nov. 17, 2022 [Time Stamp removed]

Topics. Answer: A fork in the road

At the risk of stating the obvious, falsely any director
Claims someone reporting them is doing an excellent job
work or a particular role is essential, whether remote or
No, the company will be exited.

#Elon #Musk #putting #inoffice #demands #Twitter #threatening #lax #managers

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *