Elon Musk has ordered all Twitter staff back into the office, ending an era of remote working for the social media firm.
The new chief exec told employees in an email late on Wednesday that they would need to prepare for “difficult times ahead”, according to reports from Bloomberg.
Musk had already made his views clear on remote working with his approach at Tesla.
While companies like Meta and Alphabet have retained their flexible working models, Apple has demanded that employees return to the office at least three days a week.
The news comes as the billionaire pushes forward with a number of major changes at the company, including mass layoffs and paid verification.
Twitter has started to let go thousands of Twitter workers after warning the social media company is losing more than $4m a day due to a “massive drop” in advertising revenues.
Just today, Twitter’s information security chief Lea Kissner said she would be leaving the company.
“I’ve made the hard decision to leave Twitter. I’ve had the opportunity to work with amazing people and I’m so proud of the privacy, security, and IT teams and the work we’ve done,” she wrote.
Aside from workplace policies, Musk has also ruffled feathers of some policy makers.
Sophie in ‘t Veld, a Dutch member of the European Parliament and key member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs panel, flagged her concerns about Musk’s “free rein” about a number of issues, including hate speech and disinformation.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the Dutch member of European Parliament said: “We first want to know: Is he indeed going to play by the rules, to respect European laws?”.
“I think we also want to be reassured that Twitter is not going to be, let’s say, a threat to democracy.”