Original note published in High Level
There is an easy way for the WeWork CEO to identify the most dedicated employees in any company: They’re the ones who want to go back to the office.
“Those who are very committed to the company want to be in the office at least two-thirds of the time,” Sandeep Mathrani said in a Wednesday interview to the Wall Street Journal.
“”Those who are less engaged work very comfortably from home“The director has been added.
The bigger problem is, do you come to work five days a week or do you come to work three days a week? That is the main problem. It is not a problem not to reach a common place. “
These statements by Mathrani triggered a lot of reactions from people on social networks who disagree with the statement that only employees who like to go to the office work more or are more committed to their work.
Even CEOs of other companies ridiculed this claim.
“”The most dedicated employees always keep their files in BoxAaron Levie, director of Box, said in a Twitter message.
The most dedicated employees always keep their files in Box. https://t.co/eZD6LS60tU
– Aaron Levie (@levie) May 13, 2021
“Eric Schmidt says the most dedicated employees use Google Workspaces, Google Chrome and Google Crap,” replied another user.
“I’m the CEO of Big Banana Inc, the world’s largest banana producer. The people who don’t eat bananas in the office are the least busy at work,” another user said dryly.
According to Reuters data, WeWork had a loss of $ 3.2 billion in 2020 and less than half (47%) occupancy in its shared offices last year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many companies and employees chose to work from home, which had a direct impact on startups that chose to share offices.