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Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

by Elise Hu, Npr.org
February 25, 2013

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry’s past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they’ll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memo leaked to tech siteAll Things D, employees who previously enjoyed teleworking will...[Click to read more]

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Why Marissa Mayer’s ban on remote working at Yahoo could backfire badly

by Mathew Ingram, GigaOm.com
February 25, 2013

Not long after her arrival at Yahoo, new CEO Marissa Mayer started handing out carrots to her new employees, including new smartphones, free food and other Google-style amenities. Now she has brought out the stick: namely, a directive that employees are no longer allowed to work from home, something that is expected to affect as...[Click to read more]

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Marissa Mayer’s No-Flex Policy Old School for Young Mom CEO

by Jennifer Owens, Huffingtonpost.com
February 25, 2013

How disappointing. Working moms of all stripes were excited last summer when Yahoo! named Marissa Mayer CEO, even as her maternity leave loomed just a few months away. Yes, she soon concerned us fellow working parents when she immediately committed publicly to a two-week maternity leave. But I still had hope. We all knew she...[Click to read more]

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How to Hire and Manage Remote Workers

by Rebecca Haden, SellingtotheMasses.com
February 25, 2013

Some of the world’s biggest companies were started in someone’s garage: Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley-Davidson, to name just a few. If you run your company from your kitchen or a shed out back, though, you might wonder how best to handle employees. Can you hire someone in your kitchen and set up...[Click to read more]

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Yahoo Orders Home Workers Back to the Office

by CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and CATHERINE RAMPELL, NYTimes.com
February 25, 2013

Since Marissa Mayer became chief executive of Yahoo, she has been working hard to get the Internet pioneer off its deathbed and make it an innovator once again. She started with free food and new smartphones for every employee, borrowing from the playbook of Google, her employer until last year. Now, though, Yahoo has made...[Click to read more]

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Marissa Mayer Is Wrong: Working From Home Can Make You More Productive

by Derek Thompson, TheAtlantic.com
February 25, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially banned the company’s employees from working from home. Here’s the critical sentence: “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.” The full...[Click to read more]

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9 Jobs That Let You Work from Home

by Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer, Chron.com
February 24, 2013

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, caused quite a stir this week when she told her employees they would no longer be allowed to work at home. And in doing so, both sides of the always contentious debate have sprung into action either supporting Mayer’s decision or lambasting it. Mayer and Yahoo! have said their policy...[Click to read more]


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