WWE has announced that it will end its hybrid work policy and require all employees to return to the office full-time starting May 1, 2023. The company had previously announced plans to maintain a hybrid model of working from the office and at home on a permanent basis.
According to PWInsider, WWE employees received an email from Nick Khan notifying them of the change in policy. The email cited the importance of physical interaction and creativity in the workplace, and noted that a full-time return to the office would better support these values.
The email also indicated that some employees based in Stamford have already moved to the company’s new headquarters, and that the rest of the staff will be joining them shortly. WWE expressed appreciation for employees’ patience during the transition process, and emphasized its belief that the new work space will be a source of pride for everyone.
“We are all fortunate to be three years, one month and fourteen days removed from the moment where stay at home orders were put in place, businesses shuttered (some permanently) and sports seasons canceled. Of course, at WWE and thanks to all of you, we continued to move forward, never missing a week of production in the safest way possible.
As I have had the good fortune of meeting with so many of you over the last few months, it has become apparent to me that our business thrives on creativity and an unparalleled work ethic. All of us physically together is a part of that. As such, we will be going back to what has always been the case prior to COVID, which is a return to five days a week in office.
Nothing replaces our ability to interact with one another as we collectively continue to build and represent our company. We will all connect better and be better.
Monday, May 1, 2023, will be the start of our full time return to office.
For those based in Stamford, our first group has moved to our new HQ and the rest of us will be there shortly. We thank you for your patience with this process. If you have not yet seen it, it is a spectacular work space that we believe you will all be quite proud of.
Thank you for all,
The move to end hybrid work comes as many companies are grappling with how to balance the benefits of remote work with the need for in-person collaboration and productivity. WWE’s decision to require full-time office work reflects a belief that physical presence in the workplace is essential for fostering creativity and teamwork.
As WWE employees prepare to return to the office full-time, many are likely to be adjusting to a new routine and a different way of working. However, the company’s emphasis on the importance of physical interaction and collaboration suggests that WWE is confident that a full-time return to the office will be beneficial for both employees and the company as a whole.