Kansas City Employers Chime In On Telecommuting Debate

Sprint's offices in Overland Park, Kan. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Are Kansas City employers telecommuter-friendly?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has come under fire recently for a memo announcing an end to the company’s long-standing policy that allowed employees to work from home. The Kansas City Business Journal took a look at how employers in Kansas City handle the topic.

Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin prefers to have its employees work under the same roof. “Over the years, we’ve found that some of our most innovative products are the result of impromptu, informal face-to-face meetings,” said Ted Gartner, a spokesman for the company.

Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel doesn’t have a formal telecommuting policy, but it lets employees take advantage of opportunities to work remotely.

Meanwhile, Veracity Solutions, a Lenexa, Kan.-based IT consulting company that employs 25, recently got rid of its office in favor of an all-remote operation. The company saw a 133-percent increase in revenue after the switch.

Read more from the Kansas City Business Journal.


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