The declaration erodes work life balance gains where responsible employees can avoid commuting to work, can work in the comfort of their own surroundings, and can be more productive by not having the distractions and interruptions at the work site. The background is that, last Friday, Marisa sent out an edict to thousands of Yahoo employees ordering an end to remote work. Federal guidelines spell out the broad benefits of telework and the capricious acts of a single manager blocking those benefits is an abusive, controlling act that will harm morale, air quality, and continuity of service in emergencies, among just a few criticisms. More can be found in the federal guidelines at http://archive.opm.gov/pandemic/agency2a-guide.pdf.
- Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer
Recind the ban on Yahoo employees "working remotely".
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