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There are 6 comments on Abolishing Work-at-Home Policies

  1. Best Buy is just another case of a CEO tightening the belt of everyone below them. Employers are more and more serving the top positions and hammering difficulties and pay cuts and lay offs and discontining positions and suspending any increases for those below them. Then they tell everyone they are lucky to have a job. Look at Congress even. We’re in sequestration and they won’t cut their pay by even a penny.

  2. I think they are trying to play on the cross discipline interactions between employee departments. At Apple, Steve Jobs requested the bathrooms to be 15min away from any given desk such that employee from different departments (engineering, design) will have collisions and interdisciplinary discussions.

    My bet is that at least a third of Yahoo’s workforce is overseas. So how can they possibly make the rule fair?

  3. A short-sighted, destructive move. I hope people leave Yahoo in droves. Also, it’s not just about people with young families; commuting is an environmental and personal productivity issue. Valued workers know when it’s appropriate to have ‘face-time’ vs. working off-site. Many pros travel a great deal, and produce top-notch work. Flexibility is crucial. Also, in CA it’s a waste to sit in gridlock all day.

  4. The biggest mistake tech company can do is to disallow it’s talent to work from home. For Christs sake it’s 21st century, age when everything is connected and everyone can be located within seconds and can do tech tasks from middle of nowhere.
    I have a friend who is software developer, and from the talk I had with him, he said that he can not imagine himself working in office, he said hes the most productive in PJs.

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