Is Telecommuting Dead? Don't Count on It, Experts Say
Some managers think that the only way work gets done is to perform bed checks to make sure everyone is at their desk at a certain time and think work only occurs when they are breathing down their necks. Other bad managers can't express what they want done unless they are waving their arms in front of the worker and pointing vaguely at what they want done.
But I've also seen workers that can't hold their attention to the screen when they could be puttering in the garden or in the garage.
Others were more sympathetic.
An employer has a right to ask people to actually COME to work, I think. On the other hand, EVERY employer, even if they don't allow daily telecommuting, should be increasing their family-friendly policies to allow for plentiful personal/sick/vacation time and some flexibility with scheduling when needed. The whole country could benefit from that!
Probst said Yahoo's decision could result in more stress, more work-family conflict and "greater intentions to quit working for Yahoo."
"I don't think that is what Yahoo is hoping for as a result of their decision," she said, "but it may be what they see."