WOW. What news...
at a time when everybody is allowing telecommuting, YAHOO and its fab new CEO break the news and decide to put a (temporary?) ban on working remotely.
It makes me go hmmmm....
On one side, I am absolutely convinced of the value of "hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people and impromtu team meetings". The virtual world has long since deprived us of person-to-person relationships and interactions, and I for one welcome a reversal of the fashion.
I have to wonder however what will that imply for Yahoo travel budgets? can we really say that personal relationships are critical for close workers, but irrelevant for long distance?
Edit: the Newyorker splurges in an savory article on the subject. Enjoy. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cartoonists/2013/02/theres-no-place-like-work.html