Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney weighs in: the impact of telecommuting is uncertain Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines recently when she declared the company would be instating a ban on telecommuting this summer to increase productivity among workers. The announcement came as a surprise for many, as Mayer herself is a new mother.
"To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side," wrote Mayer in the memo sent to Yahoo employees. "That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings."