With technologicaladvancements many employees are able to work from home one or more days per week. Telecommutingis becoming more popular and allows an employee to take advantage of technology and complete tasks from home or a coffee shop. With globalization and organizationshiringemployees from different countries it becomes imperative for employers to embrace telecommuting because of the added benefits for not only the employees but also the employer. Some of the advantages for both the employer and employees are highlighted in the following table:
Interestingly enough in February 2013 the CEOof Yahoo(Marissa Mayer) implemented a policyto stop the companys popular working-from-home program. According to Cohan (2013) a memo sent to Yahoo employees emphasized the following:
Although Marissa Mayerof Yahoohas been widely criticized for her decision it is important to note that she has to look out for what is in her organizations best interest. As a CEO difficult decisions must be made that may not always satisfy and resonate with all employees.
Drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research please prepare a 4-5 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you:
Your paper will be evaluated on the following points: