Employees who were previously working from home for Hewlett-Packard are now being told that’s over — with the majority of at-home employees being called back into the offices.
In a memo from HP to its workers (via All Things D), the company tells workers that if they can work from the office, they need to:
“During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck,” says the internal document. “We recognize that in the past, we may have asked certain employees to work from home for various reasons. We now need to build a stronger culture of engagement and collaboration and the more employees we get into the office the better company we will be.”
While it hasn’t yet reached the level of a company-wide directive with the same jarring effect as a new policy put in place by Yahoo earlier this year, HP employees are being told by bosses that if they can work at the office, they should work at the office.
The move is being seen as part of a wider company turnaround effort sought by CEO Meg Whitman, who will be giving the latest updates on that turnaround effort at a meeting of analysts in San Francisco on Wednesday.