What Does Musk’s Take on Working Remotely Mean for the Staff at Tesla?

Abstract

In May 2022, a memo from Elon Musk showed contempt toward remote work practices at Tesla. His views came as a surprise to many, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to growth in remote or flexible work across all global sectors. Students should analyze the pros and cons of remote work and determine how feasible it is in the manufacturing sector. What is Elon Musk trying to accomplish by setting expectations that everyone needs to work physically in office? What does it say about the culture at Tesla or Musk’s leadership?

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