Work From Home Policies: Striking Balance in the Digital Age
Last year Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer created an uproar when she cancelled Yahoo’s work-at-home policy, issuing a memo that all telecommuting employees must return to work. On the heels of that change in policy, Best Buy followed suit with a similar change in policy. It seems that the prognostication of only a few years ago — that telecommuting would become more of a norm than an exception — is being seriously challenged.
It’s certainly not a problem of technology — the technology is there, affordable and relatively easy to deploy. The pages of Wired continue to be filled with the many possibilities and opportunities. Many tasks can be performed from home, from Starbucks, from a diner or even the park. Meetings can easily be held and conversations can be engaged in throughout the world, complete with accompanying graphics and video.
- By Nikolaus Kimla, PipelinerSales
- 03.17.14 http://www.wired.com Read More