Maureen Dowd weighs the pros and cons of Yahoo’s remote work policy.
Ok – I should stop writing and linking to stuff about this, but I see one argument over and over – which is that Mayer has a nursery next to her office.
Every time somebody brings this up as an example of Mayer’s hypocrisy I picture a mopey, droopy, sad person mumbling, “Hmm – must be nice.”1
One of the ways companies attract and keep CEOs with a proven record of results is with perks. For Mayer one of those perks was having a nursery next to her office (that she paid for with her own money). If you’re Steve Jobs, you get to use a private jet. Why? Because you’re Steve Jobs, that’s why.
When you get to be CEO of a struggling company maybe you can earn the privilege of paying for a nursery next to your office so that you can spend more time there turning things around.