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posted by Matthew Hreha in Money / Career

Yahoo to workers: Get to work!

February 25, 2013

Yahoo's employees who work from home have recently been notified that they have until June to move back to the office.

An article at the website All Things D shows the memo that was released by HR head Jackie Reses:

"To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."

 

Although many people disagree with this move, an article from NPR points out some statistics from a survey that makes Yahoo's move seem like not a bad idea.

For at home workers, "43 percent of workers said they've watched TV or a movie while teleworking, 35 percent have done household chores, and 28 percent copped to cooking dinner..."

 

Are you more productive working from home or at an office?

With all the benefits of working from home, such as cutting down on gas and avoiding traffic, is this the right call?

Do you think Yahoo made the right move?

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