Employees received an internal memo which in part stated that for the organization to become the ‘absolute best place to work’ collaboration and communication will be important, and they therefore needed to work side-by side. The memo further stated that that was the reason why they all needed to be present at their offices, with some of the best insights and decisions coming from cafeteria and hallway discussions as well as impromptu team meetings.
However, those affected by this demand are not taking it lightly because most joined the company because of the flexibility provided. The release of the memo was accompanied by research statistics from Stanford, University of Texas and Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that work productivity and satisfaction greatly increases from employees who work from home. However, MIT released research findings purporting that employees who work in close proximity to bosses at the office are more likely to get raises they desire much faster.