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Working moms who Manger where you working from their home because technology these days allows you may have noticed.
In the newspapers.
And television big story involving Yahoo! and its new.
Mercer Mayer she sent out a memo on Friday that says all -- piece you're gonna have to.
Work from work and not from home.
On and that's our question of the day do you agree or disagree with that you idea and joining us now talk about it Jennifer Owens editorial director of working mother media thanks so much for being well -- expanding again.
I was startled by this -- the because it -- and increasing trend that.
The flex hours -- actually for working moms what your view of it.
While I think it's it's -- just becoming established principle there's a study of -- is 98% of employers are offering some form reflects that necessary telecommuting.
But it's for everyone you know we're Working Mother Magazine but it's working -- it's people with elder care issues it's people who.
I work from home on Friday's -- run and three different groups and I that's my big think today I I think that taking away working from home as a blanket policy.
Is -- yourself in the foot.
Here's what I wonder about our workers less efficient and productive.
When there -- at home.
Because there's so many other distractions.
Whether they be kids who were at home in a different room and you hear him yell and scream and they want once -- something like that you're trying to.
In -- try to do two jobs simultaneously.
You know there's no boxes around to look at -- -- -- and so maybe you're surfing the matter watching TV in your distract.
It is well I'd say every study on work from home policies finds that are -- -- employees are actually more productive at home.
Really that if you give employees.
The in power if you par them to decide how and when the work -- done -- more productive and more engaged -- more loyal.
They're less stressed that -- sick.
And it just -- it's really a bottom line issue ended in.
In addition to being something he should be doing now.
Are you surprised that aids.
Woman who is being heralded as you news.
If she's done security glitch -- sure appeared to know she's been over Yahoo!.
And I read article after article complementing her -- you surprised it came from her or she simply borrowing the Google mentality.
I think she maybe barring the Google mentality which is you know make -- so great on campus you never want to -- I shouldn't ask to be -- role model what we meet her role model because she happens to be a woman who happens to have been hired when she was pregnant too which.
We working moms say yea wanna -- you have one of us.
And she did ask for it and I would look at it doesn't it doesn't matter if you're male or female.
We have the working mother 100 best companies and we judge these companies on.
A lot of things but flexibility is a big one.
And the majority of them are run by men their models -- Here's part of.
For memo again -- yeah there.
This was actually from the HR director Jacqui rest is.
But it came from PL and that person there.
Speed and quality are often sacrificed.
When we work from home you would argue that -- the studies.
We need to be one Yahoo! and that starts with physically.
Being together I mean I will say anecdotally that.
We're not have a computer home looked to Fox News and I thank you work from home sometimes when I mean I.
I seem to deal will -- more productive at work.
Because Miami engaged with other people in the workplace and we share story ideas went -- right mean it can't see the number of times.
They just being in the same workplace and -- New England.
That I don't get that at home.
Yeah I think it's it's -- -- -- give and take and if you're trying to -- to be trying to work from home and parent at the same time.
I'm gonna be completely honest they -- dress me bonkers -- united to get myself right when I work from home I'm working for home my kids are in school.
There you know I am working from home and it's my time to avoid the drive by meeting yeah.
Yeah chit chats and you know you know what it is you could be just as distracted at the office as you can it work so it's a company culture issue as well.
Well on you know I think it's a subject that every company have to decide for itself what works for them.
What does -- Jennifer Owens editorial director working mother media which web site.
Working mother dot com working mother dot com check it out thanks so much for being with us -- -- -- why.
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