Stepping back out of the office

As we lurch from the Covid pandemic to a cost of living crisis the very nature of work remains in a state of flux. With employees and management often pulling in different directions, is it too much to ask tech to bridge the gap?

‘Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,’ Musk wrote in an email with the striking subject line of ‘To be super clear’. Picture: Getty

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is not a man afraid of courting controversy. On top of his reputation as a maverick player in the business world, he has caused many a stir through his frequent postings on Twitter. Seemingly it is not just his public communications that grab headlines, though. Recently, leaked internal emails demanding that staff return to the office ricocheted around the world.

“Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of ...