Yahoo CEO Mayer 'right to ban work from home' rule, say ex- employees

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 08:34 hrs

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is absolutely right in banning the 'working form home rule', two former executives of the embattled Internet search giant have said.

Last week, Yahoo employees were informed via an email that they have to find a way to be working in an office by June.

This upset lots of Yahoo employees, including some working mothers, who say they wish they could afford to build a nursery.

But a former Yahoo engineer believes that Mayer is making the exact right call, the Business Insider reports.

The former employee said that Yahoo's large remote workforce led to 'people slacking off like crazy, not being available, spending a lot of time on non-Yahoo projects.'

According to the report, another ex-Yahoo, former ad tech executive Michael Katz, said that banning working from home was something Mayer 'absolutely' had to do.

He pointed out that 'working from home may be convenient for some but it represents a huge opportunity cost to the team, especially a team that's trying to turn things around.'

He added that 'the value in human interaction is greater collective wisdom as a result of improved communication and collaboration.' (ANI)

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