Lyft CEO updates WFH policy employees to come office for snacks

Lyft CEO updates WFH policy employees to come office for snacks
 The employees would need to return to the office at least three days a week each week beginning in the autumn.

An American company offering mobility as a service company, Lyft CEO has updated Work-from-Home (WFH) policy.

According to reports published by the New York Times in April, The employees would need to return to the office at least three days a week, each week beginning in the autumn.

The company’s CEO David Risher thinks that office snacks should be enough reason for employees to come back to office.

In a statement to Insider, Risher said, “Lyft brings people together to work, learn, and play together. We’ve got to walk the walk if we’re going to talk the talk.”

A spokesperson Lyft said by email, “We’re as serious about building a great experience for our employees as we are for riders and drivers.”

The statement continued, “Good food matters, but this is about more than baby carrots with a light dipping sauce. It’s about building an engaging, flexible, and productive workplace that lets all of us focus on the needs of our customers.”

Tech major companies including TCS, Accenture, IBM, Google, and Infosys, etc are calling their employees back to the office and trying to have at least employees work 2-3 days from the office.

Recently, Tech giant Google has revised its hybrid work policy, making it mandatory for employees to be in the office for at least three days a week. Additionally, the company will also be including the “three days per week” in the performance reviews.

Of late, Infosys has inaugurated a state-of-the-art facility in Yelahanka, Bengaluru. This new office aims to encourage employees to work in a hybrid mode.

Earlier, Infosys also established offices in tier II cities like Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore. The new offices aim to encourage employees to work in a hybrid mode and provide them with greater flexibility while bringing them closer to their residences.

In a communication to employees, Infosys said, “We are excited to announce the launch of our new North Gate facility in north Bengaluru to further promote flexibility and encourage you to work in hybrid mode and closer to your home.”

Many companies are expanding their talent pool beyond the metro cities. On the hand, Accenture also launched new centers in Jaipur, Coimbatore, and Indore and has told employees that they could work from these cities at their convenience.

With Return to Office initiative is picking pace TCS 55% of the workforce already in office thrice a week.

In a Nasscom Technology and Leadership Summit 2023, Wipro chairman Rishad Premji said that he wants employees to return to workplaces and get over the work-from-home mindset. Premji also believes that hybrid work is the future for most workplaces.

Recently, IT and consulting giant, Accenture has also instructed the Team Leaders and Managers to ensure their respective team members are working from their base locations by August 31, 2023.

Recently IBM CEO Arvind Krishna warns employees, said return to office or lose career opportunities. Remote work can hurt the career prospects of employees, especially in managerial roles. 

If you aspire to lead roles would face difficulties in getting promoted, especially to managerial positions, he added.

He said, “Remote work is more suitable for certain roles that require individual work. In the short term, you probably can be equally productive, but your career does suffer.”

“Moving from there to another role is probably less likely because nobody’s observing them in another context. It will be tougher. Not impossible, but probably a lot tougher”, he added.

Persistent Systems also opened smaller offices to lure its employees back to office culture. The firm already has big facilities in various cities but to make it convenient for employees and reduce their travel time, Persistent Systems opens small offices in Pune and Bengaluru accommodating 200 employees.


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