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Back To the Stone Age? New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working From Home Good idea or bad idea? What are your thoughts?

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer

We recently asked members of the online CEO Discussion Group what they thought of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayers decision to ban working from home.  Thought you might be interested in some of the comments from your peer leaders.

“It is all about creating cultures for the new reality of business.” 

“Hire the best people, wherever and whoever they are and trust them to do what they need to accomplish.”

“I think most people miss the point. If you are worried about people being less productive at home, it isn’t a physical issue, it is a hiring and management issue. Maybe you don’t have the right people on board if this is a big issue. Maybe your managers don’t know how to manage a remote employee? Maybe the right processes aren’t in place to help this work for everyone…”

“It seems to me the company needs to be ALL virtual or ALL localized…”

“Our company of 20 people uses videoconferencing extensively to get things done efficiently while still maintaining good working relationships across the country and even across continents.”

“Come on we are human beings, if you don’t pull yourself out of home for the purpose of work, and have no supervision; you just don’t work as hard or as efficiently.”

Good idea or bad idea?  What are your thoughts?