Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )

Subject: Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do )
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:38:54 -0500

Well here's a timely article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/marissa-mayer-work-from-home-yahoo-rule_b_2750256.html

Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban Is The Exact Opposite Of What CEOs
Should Be Doing

<snip>

The CEO of Yahoo!, who made news when she took the position last
summer while five months pregnant, announced through the company's
human resources arm yesterday that employees will no longer be
permitted to work remotely.

"Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," says
the memo from HR director Jackie Reses, and reprinted by Kara Swisher
on allthingsd.com last night. "We need to be one Yahoo!, and that
starts with physically being together."

</snip>

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:50 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> Professional employees are not the same as data entry operators or factory
> workers. When managing professionals I never expect them to be sitting at a
> desk 8 hours a day, I expect them to be wherever they need to be to get
> the job done. The indicators that they aren't doing that are the same for
> on-site or off-site workers, namely that there's no flow of information or
> status updates coming from them and people they're supposed to be
> interacting with complain that they can't be found when they're needed.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
>
>
> On 2/24/2013 5:06 PM, William Sherman wrote:
>>
>> I attribute that to poor management. If an on-site worker was to
>> disappear from their desk or workstation for hours on end, the manager would
>> have a talk with them. Yet, many never check on their telecommuting
>> workers.
>
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References:
RE: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: William Sherman
Re: Telecommuting ( was: Do as I say, not as I do ): From: Gene Kim-Eng

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