Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is planning on bringing back the culture of presence in their offices. According to reports, employees assigned to an office location will be expected to work on-site three days a week starting September 5. This change will not affect employees with home office agreements but will only apply to employees who already worked in the office for a few days. This move is intended to promote collaboration, good relationships, and a culture of productivity.
Currently, Meta employees spend an average of 2.2 days a week in the office, with around 75 percent of the workforce maintaining an in-office presence. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, had previously noted the importance of the increased culture of presence in March, calling for more in-person work hours.
Other tech companies are following suit as well, with Amazon and Activision Blizzard both expected to return to the office three days a week. OpenAI’s Sam Altman recently spoke out against remote work, citing a loss of creativity, and Apple is also reportedly strictly enforcing their in-office policy.
In Germany, approximately 25 percent of employees work at least partially from home with IT service providers having the highest percentage of remote workers. Overall, Meta’s move towards a more in-office work culture speaks to the trend among tech companies to prioritize collaboration, efficiency, and productivity.