February 28, 2013 in Daily Bulletin
There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle over Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban employees from working from home. Farhad Manjoo believes that this is a mistake and pointed out all the benefits of working remote:
- By taking away the commute workers have more time to be productive.
- Workers also no longer have to worry about office distractions such as small talk or figuring out where to get lunch.
- When attending a meeting in person individuals are forced to pay attention. If they dial into a conference call they only have to pay attention if the meeting is actually useful for them.
- For employees that work remotely managers are forced to focus on the quality of the employee’s work rather than arbitrary metrics such as how much time they spend at the office to evaluated their performance.
Read more about Manjoo’s thoughts as well as why Mayer might have taken the decision over here.