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Lyft Issues Orders for Remote Workers to Return-To-Office Setup

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Lyft Calls Workers Back to the Office Three Days a Week (Image credit- Bloomber.com)

Existing Lyft employees were given a Return-to-Office Policy by the business's new CEO, David Risher after the company declared itself to be a flexible fly workplace. Employees will now be expected to return to work at least three days a week as of this fall. Lyft has requested that its staff members come back to work in the fall. This is one of the significant adjustments that newly appointed Chief Executive Officer David Risher has made in his new management at the troubled corporation since the beginning of this month, according to a report. In an interview, Risher stated that office work is more efficient since remote labor in the computer sector has its drawbacks, including isolation and a decline in culture. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="3771"]Lyft asks employees to come to office more regularly | Reuters Image credit- Reuters[/caption] The CEO said, "There's a genuine sense of satisfaction that comes from working together at a whiteboard on an issue. Employees at Risher will henceforth be expected to report on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with Tuesdays being suggested. This change will take effect on May 1. He continued by saying that he sees this as a chance for the company's activities to undergo a "cultural reset" under his new administration. The announcement that Lyft was "now a fully flexible workplace" just over a year ago follows this. Following a rise in employees choosing to work from home in 2017, Lyft also made the decision to sublease a portion of its office space in San Francisco, New York, Nashville, and Seattle, according to Reuters. According to Kristin Sverchek, president of business affairs, employees can choose to live and work in a variety of ways, including at the office, from home, or in a hybrid setting. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2048"]Lyft Employees Told to Return to Office as New C.E.O. Lays Out Vision - The  New York Times Image credit- The New York Times[/caption] Along with instituting this strategy, CEO Risher also restructured the company under his new leadership, which resulted in the layoff of 26% of its staff. A total of 1,072 employees will be impacted by this. According to Lyft, this choice will help the business operate more efficiently for both its drivers and customers. The corporation will incur severance and benefits costs of $41 million to $47 million as a result of this wave of layoffs in the second quarter of this year. As they are regarded as independent contractors, Risher was clear that their drivers would not be impacted. Also read: In a new restructuring plan, Lyft will lay off 26% of its workforce According to a report, Lyft also thought about discontinuing its shared ride service in order to concentrate on its business operations. This included the Wait & See function, which lets customers pay less when they had to wait a long time for their driver. The removal of this service, which Risher launched in 2014 in response to its rival Uber Pool, comes at the ideal time, in their opinion.

By Monica Green

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