Yahoo CEO’s Work From Home Ban Creating A Stir
It’s become routine at some companies, especially tech firms. Working from home gives people like working moms and dads the flexibility to do their job while maintaining a “stay at home” environment for their small children. That’s why there has been such an outcry over Yahoo CEO’s Marissa Mayers’ decision to require employees to come into the office.
While it has become more and more common in the tech world the “wear my pajamas and work from my bedroom” mode of production Mayer told CNN Money she feels the team approach is preferable.
“To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side,” the memo said. “That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices.”
Not everyone is thrilled with the idea. Wired.com presented a differing viewpoint.
“Requiring everyone to be in fixed places at fixed times can promote rigidity and still not guarantee that teams work well together or produce high levels of innovation,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard Business School Professor who specializes in corporate culture and innovation.
Obviously most jobs require you to be at the workplace but in those industries where working from home is possible should it be allowed? There will be much more discussion on the topic in the days to come.