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THE FUTURE OF WORK: CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF CHANGE

15 Jan 2015 / Articles
Telework is a complex arrangement with a delicate equilibrium based on trust and business integrity. As much as technology allows us to accomplish wondrous tours de force across continents and time zones, the human factor of trust is still valid when it comes to work ethics and professional commitment.

Some companies still battle the need to have all employees at one location, work tensions and differences of opinion notwithstanding. It was only two years ago that former Google executive and current CEO of Yahoo, Marisa Mayer - banned telecommuting.

"To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."
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