Marissa Mayer Bans WAH
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|Sun, 02-24-2013 - 1:08pm|
The youngest female Fortune 500 CEO ~ Yahoo's Marissa Mayer ~ banned WAH for all employees, including full-time customer service reps, those who WAH just 1 or 2 days/week, even those hired on the condition they WAH.
<<"Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," says the memo from HR director Jackie Rees..."We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.>>
Apparently the fact that all of the "tools" can be at home, accessing the main offices remotely, is not enough.
Wouldn't we expect a new mom especially to "champion" combining work and family? Some WAH employees say they get more done at home, due to a shorter "commute", fewer interuptions at the watercooler and cubicle. For those who WAH part-time or f-t, are you as/more productive at home as in an office? Will this backfire as the top talent can WAH for Yahoo and other companies?