When she joined us nearly five years ago, she was young and inspired but also hesitant. I was preparing for my liver transplant. I interviewed her on Skype from my hospital room and something between us clicked and we took her on board.
Three months down the line, she broke the news that she was pregnant, so in a few months wouldn’t be able to commute to office.
I had just joined back after my surgery and our order books were full. There was a lot of backlog to catch up with. Reluctant to let a trained resource go, we decided to give her flexi-time.
For the past four years, Kavya has been working from her home in Kalyan and also taking cae of her two small babies. So far, it’s been an extremely smooth sailing. So much so that in the past four years, instead of falling, Kavya’s output has been growing and she has also matured as a designer.
Indeed my experience with Kavya has been so positive that I am now convinced that flexi-time works, especially for women.