TikTok is ordering London employees back into the office for at least two days a week to “spur creativity” and make the business “stronger”.
TikTok has ordered London employees back into the office for at least two days a week to “spur creativity” and make the business “stronger”.
The social media giant emailed urging employees to visit the office three days a week – with a minimum of two days required onsite after some employees have worked remotely for the past two years.
“We believe that personal interaction can stimulate creativity and create irreplaceable value,” the email reads.
On the cutting edge: TikTok emailed employees to come to the office three days a week – at least two days on site
It added: “Spending time together helps build mutual understanding and trust, which makes us a closer team and a stronger company. We want to balance the need to bring our people together while providing flexibility that respects the needs of the team and people.’
Staff have been told to make the move later this month, with some being given a grace period until September before they have to complete the move.
It is understood that the approach may vary by team and exceptions to the two-day rule may be made depending on the requirements of different jobs and individual circumstances.
Other big tech companies have already started the transition.
From April, Google required employees to be in the office at least three days a week.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told The Wall Street Journal, “I think we can be more purposeful about the time they’re in and make sure that group meetings, collaboration, creative brainstorming or community building happen then.”
But he added that many employees will continue to “enjoy the flexibility of working from home a couple [of] days [a] spend a week, spend part of the year in another city or even move there permanently.’