February 17th, 2023


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Bryan Sullivan Speaks to TheWrap about Bob Iger’s Push to Bring Disney Employees Back to the Office

Bryan Sullivan spoke with TheWrap about Bob Iger’s recent push to bring Disney employees back to their offices. This desire was relayed through a January Disney memo stating, “Starting March 1, employees currently working in a hybrid fashion will be asking to spend four days a week on-site, targeting Monday through Thursday as in-person workdays.”

Callbacks to the office have been more common lately by other media companies. Bryan explained he believes that these callbacks will still remain somewhat flexible: “It’s also going to be very hard just from an employment policies [and] practices standpoint for a company as large as Disney, Netflix or Apple to implement a policy company wide, right? How do you enforce it? Who gets to stay at home? Who doesn’t?”

Additionally, based on the lasting effects of the pandemic, Bryan predicted that entertainment employers ultimately may offer fully remote positions down the line. Trying to force employees to return to the offices may turn out to be a losing battle.

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Bob Iger Calls for Disney’s Return to the Office – But Will Hollywood’s Remote Workers Listen? – TheWrap