February 27, 2013
Having been a Yahoo! In the early days it’s sad to see the discourse swirling around the work-from-home policy in the public eye right now. I can’t say it’s the worst policy for Yahoo! at this point in time but the message that ‘should’ be reinforced is that accountability and autonomy will fuel happiness and ultimately better product. Everyone works differently and if you want/need/should be at home, or in a conference room locked away from the noise of the cubes, or somewhere else we (the royal we) clearly have the technology to make that happen. The message should never be about butts-in-seats rather accountability for bringing the best ideas to market.