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Yahoo!'s chief executive -- -- ordered hello welcome his debt in the often -- get out its course quite a stir especially with working -- -- we have to working women -- -- right now.
So British I thought from the independent women's forum is in Washington.
And Debbie Madden from Cyrus innovation is -- -- -- to so opposing views on this subject -- to you first because he's sitting next to me.
-- -- book is Bechtel make your case.
Still it thank you so much for having me.
And telecommuting is not a new topic this has been around for decades but -- mayor's decision to end it for Yahoo! is -- interesting conversation.
And yes and individual can be productive from virtually anywhere but that's not what we're talking -- we're talking about company productivity.
Which is in more than just the summit.
Individuals he gonna rub up against each other -- are in an office situation that's the way to be effective in the modern tech world is absolutely in my experience basic face engaging conversations water cooler chat that's what the productivity.
Syllabus -- -- on million getting into this you say that working from home and you want defending working from home go.
-- -- don't think it's that there's a one size fits all policy out there but I do think that the genie is out of the bottle so to speak and that Americans have.
I'm so employers that they love being able to have workplace flexibility they like -- -- -- jobs they like to be able to telecommute.
And and -- traditional workplace that we used to think -- which people came to their -- nine and left at five is no longer.
I'm really reflective of the 21 century lifestyle much people -- to be able to take care children -- -- care for an aging parent or just have a light outside of the office.
But you know there is an element of goofing off is that not Sabrina from looking at home -- -- nobody has -- -- really doing today.
Well great they are definitely talented look I'm the director of an office in which we its virtual to virtual office everybody works from home.
I'm and that poses particular challenges from -- managerial position -- doing it that people are at their desk when they say they are but on balance it allowed me to attract.
I'm better talent and I think this is where I think -- going to have some trouble on how to she compete with other companies that are offering more flexible work arrangement Debbie.
-- Clinton is may she's very wealthy.
Yes you know which is a founder of Yahoo! fans I think -- employee number twenty -- law money.
She's got a credible what do you call it another chance there is often -- for heaven's sake.
Yes and I and that of course there's very few if any other working on that continued and -- On -- I'm working mom myself and for any.
Do you insist on going to the office even though you're looking moment and your child is someplace else.
Yes and it for -- -- mom -- number one priority not only for myself but for and my entire equipment base is what like -- And I don't see it as exclusive of happiness in fact it's Harrison innovation -- location is happiness.
We we've made it so that you can come to the office and still have flexible work hours still have unlimited sick time.
Still have forty hours per week for professional development that's independent learning.
And -- I don't seen one as as with holding me up.
Sabrina would you look for a company which did not allow you to -- from home.
Right now I would not because like -- I have three young children and I like to be there when they get home from school and I like to be able to.
-- occasionally yes it's it's -- my schedule so I can accommodate and but you know what's so funny about this whole conversation is that a few months -- the University of Texas -- -- put out a study that found that.
People who telecommute actually work more hours than there colleagues in the office.
And a lot of women at the time -- than appalled by that I know.
On our working more than higher than our friends in the office now where hysterical because we might get rid of telecommuting -- I think it's important to keep in a perspective that.
There's going to be a difference that policy that works for every company and.
The because it would this I'm holding in my hand a Blackberry.
Every single person -- on Bonnie and company has a Blackberry.
Every single person -- from home on a Blackberry all of us do were all in the loop constantly we have no choice.
Debbie Sabrina thank you very much indeed for joining us it was a good debate I think is really still don't qualify thanks very much.