Posts published in March 2013

Thoughts on working from home

In the last month seems that the main topic to talk about among IT start-ups is telecommuting. It all started when the actual Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer announced that all company employees must start to work at the same place:

“To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side by side. […] Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, […] Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home.”

There are some reasons why those arguments could be right. While being at the same place, people tend to have closer and quicker work relations and this could speed up some projects, but this comes with some drawbacks like coworkers distractions when you need to keep focus on your duty, spending time going to the Office, ….