Snow Day? Here's How to Get Your Employees to Work From Home Effectively Mar 3, 2015 Inc. | Craig Malloy Every time extreme weather barrels down on a metropolis, employers get apprehensive about an end to productivity. Folks can't get to the office and--boom--work grinds to a halt. Of course, this couldn't be further from the truth. For employers reluctant to apply work-from-home policies or who find themselves ideologically opposed to the practice, snow days are a perfect opportunity for a test run. Especially for managers who feel face-to-face contact is critical to daily business, the next mega-storm is a chance to explore new boundaries.