If you joined hands with Yahoo! So that you could work from home no questions asked, you just received a blow to your beliefs yesterday as the company has decided not to give the ‘work from home’ option anymore to any of its employees. I know a few Yahoo! employees who are always making the rest of us jealous for having to actually go to work. Well, it looks like they are going to be no different soon.
This comes as a result of the restructure of the way the company works. Starting June, nobody will have the option to work from home. So if you live in a different city than your office, you better make plans to move to a place near your office before June, or you will have to let go of working with the company. Head of Yahoo’s HR, Jackie Reses, stated in the memo, “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”
Instead of making the company’s employees a bit more enthusiastic about this, the memo did the opposite, the adverse effect. Most of the employees are infuriated because they do not have the flexibility of working from home that they were offered when they signed up. You might think of staying back home once in a while for some emergency, for this, Reses writes, “And, for the rest of us who occasionally have to stay home for the cable guy, please use your best judgment in the spirit of collaboration.”
The company believes that making people work from the office will bring in more speed and quality to the work. But it is actually the opposite. Reaching the work place with all the traffic on the way from home would have killed your early morning spirit by a large percentage. And once you reach your work, your boss will kill the rest of it. But working from home gives you the benefit of waking up late and going to bed late. This translates to more peaceful head for better work and more hours per day put into work, which is always good.
Source: Slash Gear