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Telecommuting Not Going Away Despite Yahoo Decision

2/26/2013

An Indiana tech expert says telecommuting is here to stay despite a controversial move by Yahoo's new chief executive officer.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer informed employees that telecommuting - working from home or locations outside the office - is no longer allowed, as least for now. The move comes as telecommuting increases in popularity not only in the U.S., but all over the world.

Indianapolis-based Slingshot SEO Community Relations Manager Steven Shattuck says given the almost essential nature of telecommuting in the technology sector, he doubts the order will last long. Shattuck says Mayer's move is surprising given that telecommuting is often a highly productive strategy. He says high-speed internet, mobile laptops and mobile phones are very appealing perks that often lure top, young talent.

Shattuck says the move could even cause Yahoo to lose some employees. However, he believes it's a consolidation move to perhaps fix some things within Yahoo. Shattuck says Slingshot SEO gives many workers freedom to work where and how they choose as long as they're productive, professional and continue to meet the needs of clients.

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