An Awkward Moment at Best Buy

Karin Hernandez, examiner.com:

However, in the case of the remote Yahoo! employees, Meyer decided that the data indicated a true problem, and took steps to remedy it. Whether this drastic solution will help to solve Yahoo!’s problems or not remains to be seen.

In the meantime, critics have been brutal. Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler, designers of the flexible work policy at Best Buy, said “…last week, you didn’t just mess up. You dug yourself a hole that no one can see to the bottom of. You made a move that has effectively painted you as 2013’s CEO Who Doesn’t Get It. And we might as well just give that award to you right now for the next 7 years… because what you’ve done has sealed your place at the top of that list for a very long time.

Karin Hernandez, later that day:

A few days after Yahoo!’s new CEO Marissa Mayer issued the news that Yahoo employees are no longer permitted to work from home, Best Buy terminated its own flexible work policy, reported CNNMoney.com on March 5.