While transportation managers and ecologists praise the work-at-home movement for its fuel savings, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer says it is hurting creativity.
Mayer, whose company helped pioneer the concept of having the world of information at your fingertips, is now ordering those fingers to come to the office fulltime by June. Mayer joined Yahoo! last April.
She set an example against working from home by taking only two weeks of maternity leave after giving birth to her first child, son Macallister Bogue, on Sept. 30. She shocked some by saying that raising her first child was "easy."
Now she's cracked the whip for Yahoo's 14,000 employees, saying they are missing the creativity and water cooler collaboration that comes with working in an office, according to an internal memo that was leaked.
What do you think? Should folks be able to work from home? Does it hurt their work ethic, collaboration or "togetherness?" Tell us in the comments.