Movie production company Disney ordered its hybrid workers to return to corporate offices four days a week.

The order, which takes effect March 1, is contained in an email from company CEO Bob Iger obtained by CNBC on Monday.

In the email, Iger stressed the importance of the in-person partnership for the company.

Iger wrote: “As I’ve met with teams from across the company over the past few months, I’ve been reminded of the tremendous value of being together with the people you work with.

“As you have heard me say many times, 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.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have turned to work-from-home or hybrid models to reduce the spread of the virus.

But as cases fell, most companies had asked workers to return to work as it was before COVID-19.

Like other large companies, Disney had introduced the four-day-a-week stipulation for its staff.

In September 2022, Apple ordered employees to return to work three days a week.

Twitter owner Elon Musk in November 2022 ordered almost all employees to return to the office five days a week.

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