Yahoo has issued a statement about its ban on work-from-home arrangements, saying: “This isn’t a broad industry view on working from home. This is about what is right for Yahoo right now.”
After sending out a memo ordering all remote workers to relocate to corporate offices, some employees have anonymously expressed their anger to various news sites.
On Tuesday morning The New York Times reported that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pushed through a policy banning employees working from home. “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,” read the memo.
At the time of the New York Times article, a Yahoo spokesperson refused to comment saying: “We don’t discuss internal matters.” But after a lot of backlash the firm has decided to speak out.
Some anonymous employees suggested to The New York Times that the reason behind the ban was due to Marissa Mayer being in ‘crisis mode’ while she desperately tries to get Yahoo back into shape after a deterioration in work ethics.