Disney boss tells workers to return to office four days a week


 Disney's boss has told employees who're currently working from home to begin going into the workplace for 4 days a week from the beginning of March.

Chief executive Bob Iger said so-called "hybrid" workers will now be requested to deal with "Monday through Thursday as in-person workdays".

He additionally highlighted his view that face-to-face collaboration is key to "a creative enterprise like ours".

The announcement comes two months after Mr Iger's shock return to Disney.

"Nothing can replace the ability to connect, observe, and create with friends that comes from being bodily together, nor the chance to develop professionally by studying from leaders and mentors, Mr Iger said in a memo to employees seen by the BBC.

"It is my perception that working collectively extra in-person will profit the company's creativity, culture, and our employees' careers," he added.

Return to work

Like many different big companies, Disney allowed employees to work from home throughout the pandemic to assist slow the unfold of Covid-19.

Also like different main firms, Disney has now moved to bring staff again into its offices.

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In recent months companies collectively with Snap, Tesla and Uber have introduced similar changes to their their working policies.

Since September employees of technology giant Apple have been required to work for 3 days a week within the firm's offices.

In November, multi-billionaire Elon Musk ordered Twitter staff again to the workplace for forty hours a week, ending the company's everlasting "work from anywhere" policy.

The decision by Mr Musk, who purchased the social media platform in a $44bn (£38.7bn) deal, reportedly caused large numbers of staff to quit after he called on them to join "long hours at excessive intensity" or leave.

Iger's return

Mr Iger was introduced again by the company's board to steer it through a tough interval after its share price plummeted and the Disney+ streaming service continued to run at a loss.

His return got here lower than a year after he had retired from the company. He beforehand headed Disney for 15 years.

Mr Iger changed Bob Chapek, who took over as chief executive in February 2020.

Mr Chapek's tenure because the boss of Disney included the shutdown of its theme parks due to Covid restrictions.


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