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Elon Musk bans ‘work from home’ at Twitter

Elon Musk has banned remote work at Twitter!

in his first email to staff since buying the company, warning that the social media platform needs “intense work” in the office to turn round its fortunes.

Tweet on ending remote work for Twitter staff

Bloomberg reports on Elon first email to Twitter staff

Owner demands employees spend at least 40 hours per week in the office in first email to staff since $44bn acquisition

“The road ahead is arduous and will require intense work to succeed,” he wrote in a company-wide email sent to employees on Thursday morning and seen by the Bloomberg

“We are .changing Twitter policy such that remote work is no longer allowed, unless you have a specific exception.”

Employees must be in the office for a minimum of 40 hours per week, except for those “physically unable to travel” or with “a critical personal obligation”, according to the email.

The new policy at Twitter matches Musk’s demands at another company he runs, Tesla, where in June he insisted staff should turn up for work at least 40 hours a week in the office, or find new employment.

The email to Twitter employees, which was first reported on by Bloomberg, was the first they have received directly from Musk since his $44bn takeover of the social media platform. Musk has instead used his personal Twitter account to publicly brainstorm new initiatives and products for the company.