Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit

Remote employees need to be working in Yahoo offices, by June.


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Yahoo CEO marissa mayer at the world economic forum in davosOn Friday, Yahoo human resources boss Jackie Reses sent out a memo telling all remote employees that, by June, they needed to be working in Yahoo offices.

Anybody who couldn't, or wouldn't, should quit.

Reeses wrote: "Being a Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it is about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices."

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Naturally, many of these remote employees are pretty sawed-off about the decision.

So, why did Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer make it?

We spoke with a source familiar with Mayer's thought process on the matter. Here is what that person told us:

  • Yahoo has a huge number of people of who work remotely – people who just never come in.
     
  • Many of these people "weren't productive," says this source.
     
  • "A lot of people hid. There were all these employees [working remotely] and nobody knew they were still at Yahoo."
     
  • These people aren't just Yahoo customer support reps. They're in all divisions, from marketing to engineering.

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