Marissa Mayer and face time at Yahoo

  • Article by: Editorial , San Jose Mercury News
  • Updated: February 28, 2013 - 6:43 PM

First, let’s just stipulate that CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to decree the end of the work-at-home option for Yahoo employees as of June was, oh, excessively abrupt? Insensitive? Raw meat to a sharklike blogosphere? All of the above?

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davehougFeb. 28, 13 6:29 PM

the serendipity is gone - - - Those who do not understand that don't realize why SpaceX making a rocket all by themselves is successful. Nothing beats talking to co-workers. Ask an engineer whose desk was on the shop floor how many problems stayed small problems.

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jdlellis1Mar. 1, 1311:27 AM

In general, the media industry is technical in nature. No value judgement, just a reality. The problem is this reality has the media narrowly focused on "all things technological." The prime example is the reporting of all things "tweet" or all things "viral". Which, in and of themselves are not news and/or newsworthy. Thus, the lust for reporting all things technical as "cool" and the way to go has negated the positives of human [periodic] interaction which is necessary from a macro perspective for a society to flourish but also from a micro perspective in order for a family or organization to succeed. Sending someone an electronic "Hello" tells little of the person's persona at the time the communique was sent. All to say, interaction, visual cues, scents, non-verbal cues, settings are all key in successful human interaction.

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