Marissa Mayer: Yahoos can no longer work from home

When Yahoo called remote workers back to the office in in order to improve worker collaboration and communication , there was a lot of hand-wringing about the future of the workplace. Even Yahoo Still Does It. McClary said she spends a lot of time on the phone talking to her workers -- something of a lost art in Yahoo's Marissa Mayer caused a stir this week when she banned staff from working at home. But even occasional teleworkers have also been put on notice:

Feb 25,  · Marissa Mayer brought free food and new iPhones to Yahoo. Now she's got a more serious policy to revamp the culture: Yahoos can no longer work from home. business;.

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Pure WFH is still a relatively small share of the workforce -- 2. Yet the proportion of employees who work at home at least sometimes is astonishingly large: Sixty-seven percent of employers were allowed occasional remote work in , according to a study released that year by the nonprofit Families and Work Institute. Along with researchers at Stanford and Peking University, Bloom studied a group of workers at Ctrip, a publicly listed Chinese travel agency.

Half were assigned to WFH and the rest to work in the office. The results were striking. Ctrip workers who telecommuted were much more productive than their in-office counterparts -- in part because remote workers put in more hours and took less time off, with fewer breaks and sick days.

Diebold, for its part, views its remote worker initiative as a success because it was able to up its game around hiring. Still, the company has a ways to go -- Mattes came on board around the same time that several company executives left the firm in a bribery scandal.

It's still too early to call this a slam-dunk turnaround. Bloom told HuffPost that remote work helps the environment because workers travel less. It is an economic boost as well, he said, because it helps parents and older workers who might want to cut back on commute times and be closer to family. While the flexibility to work from home has clear and obvious benefits for workers, workers lose if this flexibility is ineffectively managed, said Kenneth Matos, senior director of research at the Families and Work Institute.

There needs to be a clear conversation between workers and managers about when the day begins and ends.

For higher-level executives, clear stop times might not be particularly realistic. I might be cooking dinner at 7 p. McClary has spent most of her career as a remote worker, and most of it managing teams. She has a tested system in place to ensure clear communication with employees.

Having won a number of awards — including being ranked in the "Top 50 Best Places to Work" by Business Insider in , and "Top Green Companies" by Newsweek in — Yahoo may find itself winning another, for "biggest group of suddenly annoyed professionals".

Although the memo says that "Being a Yahoo isn't just about your day-to-day job", a number are now wondering if it might be exactly that. One former Yahoo worker commenting at AllThingsD said that working from home made them far more productive than being in the office: I didn't have to put up with numbskull self-important programmers constantly yakking to each other LOUDLY from the next set of cubicles about non-work-related stuff, and I wasn't being distracted every 20 minutes by some bored soul coming over to my desk to go for coffee or foosball, or just to talk about the spreading ennui of knowing we were working for a company whose glory days were long over.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that some employees were complaining about their teammates being absent. A lot of time when people work from home formally, it works really well. and Cookies. Apr 19,  · Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer broke her silence on the company's controversial new policy against working from home while speaking at the Great Place to Work conference in . Feb 25,  · New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has decreed there will be no more working from home for Yahoo staff. A company memo leaked to the press on .

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