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March 4, 2013

Why Google CEO Banned Work from Home



Last week, Yahoo banned employees from working from home. How did CEO Marissa Mayer decide to make such a controversial decision? According to a source, the only way Mayer is comfortable making any decision: with the help of data. Like a lot of companies, Yahoo has something called a Virtual Private Network or VPN.

According to BusinessInsider ,After spending months frustrated at how empty Yahoo parking lots were, Mayer consulted Yahoo's VPN logs to see if remote employees were checking in enough. Mayer discovered they were not — and her decision was made.

Kara Swisher of AllthingsD  first reported the news that Mayer was showing executives Yahoo's VPN logs to justify her work-from-home ban. Mayer is famously obsessed with metrics and data. Once, a Google designer quit the company in a huff because he was tired of how Mayer, in charge of how Google.com homepage looked, would choose design elements like color or font not based on taste, but raw data

How far of Google culture will Marissa bring to Yahoo,is yet to be seen. Heres wishing her all the best
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