Special Focus: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Telecommuting

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made some waves this week when a leaked memo outlined the company’s plans to rein in working-from-home arrangements. This policy sparked conversations surrounding the benefits and pitfalls of telecommuting. The Yahoo memo stated, in part, “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.” But not everyone agrees that being physically present in the workplace is best for productivity and employee morale, and many are questioning Yahoo’s decision. “Broad policy changes […]