The author makes some fair points and some idealistic leaps. It's easy to sit at a computer and say, "The CEO is making a big
mistake!" Yes, there COULD be a correlation to "happier
workers will improve the bottom line", but certainly not a guarantee. She
wasn't hired to make sure everyone is happy. (People have serious
"happy" issues; so they take pills and demand politically correct speech
so as not to offend.) She was hired to turn the company around and improve the
bottom line. One of the first steps of building culture and
improving an organization is getting the the right people on the bus and the
wrong people off the bus. That is the CEO's decision, forget old
directives and agreements. Her neck is on the line, she gets to make the
decisions. Right or wrong.If a strategy is not bringing value, why
continue it? Because some journalist said you should? Because to do otherwise
would be old-fashioned? This is similar to criticizing close-mindedness while
being close-minded.Kaylie, you live in a fantasy world that changes
with the tap of a key or the stroke of a pen. Get real.
This article is lacking authority and details. Claims are made but there are no
stats to back them up. I am sure this Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a very good
understanding of what she is doing. I work a job and I own a small business
which I run from home. Every other minute my children are getting my attention.
I also think many people will gravitate to do less work if they can and working
at home provides a great atmosphere for this. This article has the authority of
a FB post.
No one knows how this got to be a headline. Who cares.
Many times "forward thinking" is wrong.