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Principal of Chess Media Group, a social business consultancy. Jacob works with mid and enterprise organizations on developing customer and employee engagement strategies. He is also the co-author of Twittfaced, a social media 101 book for business. Jacob authors a Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0 blog.

2 responses to “Why Did Yahoo! Ban Telecommuting for Employees?”

  1. Kevin Dougan

    I have worked in all the various combinations of workplaces: 100% onsite, 100% offsite, remote from Canada for a US Corporation, 2-3 days/week from home with 2-3 days/week in the office, etc. I have found that it is important have BOTH onsite work time and offsite work time, as onsite yields much better collaboration, while offsite allows you to focus like nothing else, and also is more comfortable. Marissa is obviously trying to make a “culture shift” happen, without actually coming out and saying it, so that’s why she wants 100% onsite – for now. I am willing to bet that she relaxes this position, after Yahoo! has made a fundamental shift in 6-12 months, and people better understand how to work in teh “New Yahoo!” world…

  2. Ed

    The only work I see getting done in the collaborative environment is large groups of people having power-point slides being read to them…if you like playing with your phone during hours long meetings about something you don’t need to know…this is your day…if you are a coder..you must be the one of the ones that had the stereo and video game on while you were doing your homework in middleschool…the only saving grace is that WiFi is so good I can sit with my laptop under a tree outside and work…