Guest Post In the age of Skype, Google Docs, Dropbox and oDesk (where I work) these are pretty stunning pronouncements from one of the industry’s most progressive companies, and from Marissa Mayer, one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched working Moms.
The latest U.S. census data says that working from home for at least one day a week grew 34 percent, and this comes just a couple of weeks after CEO Marissa Mayer famously killed Yahoo’s telecommuting policy.
Guest Post Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to stand up and say that telecommuting is officially banned.
Guest Post I find the recent changes to Yahoo’s work-at-home policy bewildering. Yes, Yahoo has a lot of deadweight. Yes, it needs to jettison that deadweight. But there’s more deadweight working in Yahoo’s offices than at home.
Suddenly, telepresence robots are the hottest gadgets that don’t fit in your hand. Double Robotics blew the lid of the category just a month or so ago, I’ll be checking out a Vancouver startup’s new product next week, and a number of other pitches are hitting my inbox.
Guest Post It seems like every company, every article, and every startup CEO today proclaims that the workforce is changing, and the need to be in the same physical space no longer exists. Sure, we’d all like to think it is. Heck, I spent years building software and finding tools to help me work remotely, saying, “We don’t need an office space.” I was wrong.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Praful Shah is the Vice President of Strategy for RingCentral, a cloud computing based business phone system provider. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)