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Etiquette At Work

At home or in office, productivity is key

When news of Yahoo’s decision to require its employees to work at a Yahoo office instead of from home, bloggers immediately weighed in. (See my own contribution — “Did ‘Yahoo’ Just Become a Verb?” — at the Community Voices section of Boston.com.)

Comments came in fast and furious about the Yahoo decision, and broadly speaking, most fell into one of two camps. Those in support of the decision argued that (1) people do not work as efficiently at home and (2) face time is an integral and important part of the office and work-world experience. People who disparaged the decision argued equally vociferously that (1) more work gets done at home without the annoying and often unnecessary office distractions and (2) axing the commute is better for the environment.

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