Disney CEO Bob Iger Announces NEW Employee Rules

Since Bob Iger’s sudden return to the Walt Disney Company, many have been eagerly watching to see what BIG changes may be put into place.


We’ve shared a full post of EVERY change that has taken place since Iger took over, and we know that organizational and operating changes are expected to be implemented as a result of Iger’s return. But now certain employees will feel the impact of another Iger-implemented change.

According to CNBC, Iger has sent an email to hybrid Disney employees and indicated that they MUST return to Disney’s corporate offices to work physically within the office at least 4 days a week starting March 1st, 2023.

In the email, Iger shared that he had been “meeting with teams throughout the company over the past few months” and had been “reminded of the tremendous value in being together with the people you work with.”


He went on to say that “creativity is the heart and soul of who we are and what we do at Disney. And in a creative business like ours, nothing can replace the ability to connect, observe, and create with peers that comes from being physically together, nor the opportunity to grow professionally by learning from leaders and mentors.”

CNBC points out that the 4-day-per-week “stipulation” is “relatively strict” compared to other companies that have only required hybrid employees to come into the office 2 or 3 days per week.

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This change likely comes as no surprise, however, to those familiar with Iger’s thinking. According to a New York Times article, though Iger initially did not make a return to office mandate when he came back as CEO, he reportedly told employees “I worry long term about the negative impact on people who have decided not to spend as much time at the office.”

Still, the New York Times observes that hybrid work is slowly establishing itself as the “new normal” and some managers are having a hard time reversing the changes.

Julia Pollack, the chief economist at ZipRecruiter shared that while many companies have, in recent months, insisted that people come back to the office 5 days a week, some have had to “reverse that mandate within about a week after hearing that they’d lose their best and brightest,” as some may not be willing to change their work-from-home arrangement.

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How will Disney employees respond to these changes? Only time will tell.

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