The new Warner Bros. Discovery leadership is starting to unify its policies across the two parts of the company. I hear that Adria Alpert Romm, chief people and culture officer, sent an email Tuesday morning to WarnerMedia employees about the implementation of a new hybrid work schedule.
Starting June 1, everyone will be required to be in the office at least three days a week, which matches the hybrid schedule Discovery has had in place for a while. Transitioning to that, employees will have to be in the office at least two days a week starting in May, which is next week.
While the move was not unexpected — Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is known as a proponent of collaborative work in person as indicated by the Discovery work-from-office mandate — today’s announcement brought stress and anxiety after more than two years of working from home, I hear.
With some exceptions, the major Hollywood studies still allow remote work with no strict requirements for spending a majority of the week in the office. Now those who have not planned ahead will have to find childcare, pet care and make other arrangements last-minute to make the deadline.
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