Marissa Mayer may have banned it five years ago, but flexi-work policies are almost a non-negotiable perk now
NEW DELHI :
Five years ago, when Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting after taking over as the CEO of Yahoo, there was a lot of debate over the merits and demerits of work from home (WFH) policies. For Delhi-based Yashica Verma, 35, a general manager at Philips India, this debate is a thing of the past. She works from home once a week: when she has to work on data for long hours or her day is blocked with Skype calls with global teams or, most importantly, when her daughter has a holiday or is unwell. “Since our team is spread across (time) zones, it is best to have Skype calls. I feel Skype calls are more time-bound and to the point," she says.