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Yahoo!: A Female CEO and New Mother Forbids Working from Home
Ryan Heatherman and James S. O’Rourke
University of Notre Dame, USA
Volume 7: 2014, pp. 65-78; ABSTRACT
Marissa Mayer’s decision to end Yahoo’s work from home program sparks a firestorm of media scrutiny. Yahoo, whose business it is to connect people over the Internet, finds itself at the center of a nationwide debate on workplace flexibility – even though Mayer never intended to make a broad industry statement about working from home. This case examines communication efforts to contain the conflict, and it may spark lively debate over where and when worker productivity and creativity are most likely to occur.