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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27 2013 1:45 p.m. MST

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Chase
Saint George, UT

The author makes some fair points and some idealistic leaps.

It's easy to sit at a computer and say, "The CEO is making a big mistake!"

Yes, there COULD be a correlation to "happier workers will improve the bottom line", but certainly not a guarantee. She wasn't hired to make sure everyone is happy. (People have serious "happy" issues; so they take pills and demand politically correct speech so as not to offend.) She was hired to turn the company around and improve the bottom line.

One of the first steps of building culture and improving an organization is getting the the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus. That is the CEO's decision, forget old directives and agreements. Her neck is on the line, she gets to make the decisions. Right or wrong.

If a strategy is not bringing value, why continue it? Because some journalist said you should? Because to do otherwise would be old-fashioned? This is similar to criticizing close-mindedness while being close-minded.

Kaylie, you live in a fantasy world that changes with the tap of a key or the stroke of a pen. Get real.

JP71
Ogden, UT

This article is lacking authority and details. Claims are made but there are no stats to back them up. I am sure this Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a very good understanding of what she is doing. I work a job and I own a small business which I run from home. Every other minute my children are getting my attention. I also think many people will gravitate to do less work if they can and working at home provides a great atmosphere for this. This article has the authority of a FB post.

Capsaicin
Salt Lake City, UT

No one knows how this got to be a headline. Who cares.

KDave
Moab, UT

Many times "forward thinking" is wrong.

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