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Google's idea of productivity is a bad fit for many other workplaces

April 9, 2013 7:24 PM
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Yahoo's telework ban continues to be a source of curiosity and discussion in many business and social circles. The story that led to the ban is one of corporate dysfunction in which a number of employees allowed to telecommute actually ended up shirking their duties and many didn't even bother to hide the fact by regularly connecting to Yahoo's corporate network via VPN. Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer decided to ban remote work for the company as a solution.

That decision was certainly a rational and logical response, even though it might require some employees, who were hired with the understanding that they would work remotely, to relocate.

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