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No More Working Remotely for Yahoo Employees

BY RELEVANT LIFE / MAKER February 26, 2013

Yahoo, a company that remains the world’s third most popular website somehow, has instituted a massive change in their policy by requiring all Yahoo employees to work in the office. Their CEO, Marissa Mayer, has instituted a few changes to turn Yahoo’s ship around, but this is by far the biggest and most sweeping one. It’s choosing to swim against the tide for the company (not to mention a recent article from our print publication), since modern convention dictates that you can work from just about anywhere. Yahoo’s Head of Human Resources Jackie Reses said, “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together” …

One thought on “No More Working Remotely for Yahoo Employees

  1. While I agree that we “can work from just about anywhere,” I see Yahoo!’s point. Our capability to do so may not always equal the our ability to do so.

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