In the confusion over Elon Musk's memos about Tesla executives returning to work - knocking "some pseudo

remote office" and tweeting that those who prefer remote work should "pretend to work" elsewhere 

- it was lost sight that they were not just about where to work. They were also about determining how much time work should consume from Tesla executives.

Recalling a supervisor from another time, Musk - who, according to a Reuters report released on 

Friday (3), wants to cut jobs and pause hiring - began the statement by saying that "anyone who wishes

to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or leave Tesla." 

He talked about "why he lived in the factory so much" and seemed to suggest that working remotely would be "feigning service."

The point, experts say, is that today's employees don't just want flexibility about where they work. They want

flexibility about when, and they want their managers' trust to be measured in the outcome of the work they do, even if it takes less time.