Marissa Mayer, who joined Yahoo as chief executive last summer, decided to abolish work-from-home policy after she found out that almost two hundred employees were either leaving early or were working from home doing little work for the company while collecting paychecks form Yahoo.
The decision fired up Twitter with posts from people who advocated the work-from-home policy. According to them, these jobs create a balance between home and work and should not be closed down by the company.
Mayer thinks that the cancellation of the said policy is meant to create a culture of ‘collaboration and innovation’. The chief executive thinks that this would prove to be beneficial for the company in the long run. This is why the employees are now supposed to report to work.
Yahoo’s employees, however, think that the decision has not been made to tackle the problem of working from home; it is basically a result of certain issues particular to the company itself.
Anonymous workers for Yahoo, former and current, have tried to establish the fact that the company is now basically being run by people who are aimless and lack creativity. For this very reason, the chief executive has now decided to make some drastic changes in order to raise the morale of the employees.
While Ms. Mayer thinks that the decision would prove to be helpful, many Yahoo employees think otherwise. According to them, it is easier working from home than being distracted by the chaos going on inside the company. They would prefer to work in an environment where they can concentrate more on their assignments.
There are many who say that working remotely also helps people to look after their family and sick members in the house. They do not have to be worried for their well being away from home and therefore concentrate more on their job tasks. Several employees got enraged when it was reported that Marissa Mayer has a separate nursery for her son right next to her office.
All of the occurrences and reports, before and after the decision to abolish the work-from-home policy point toward the fact that there are some serious problems with Yahoo which are now being revealed after the chief executive made an effort to solve them. While the stance of the people working remotely cannot be denied, it is time that the company did something to bring the issue to a resolve as the debate would only waste more time to ‘innovate and collaborate’.