Is Yahoo’s telework ban shortsighted or savvy? Data says both

By Ann Bednarz – Marissa Mayer’s decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo ignited a firestorm of criticism for the CEO, who has been accused of sending the company back to the digital dark ages by eliminating flexible work arrangements.

Not all research comes to the same favorable conclusions about telecommuting. Other data finds employees view work more positively when their bosses are physically present, people tend to lie more when they’re communicating virtually as opposed to face-to-face, and teleworkers are hard to hold accountable for their performance. more>


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