The news hit a couple of days ago that Yahoo is ending their (apparently limited) policy of remote work.

It just strikes me as the wrong move at the wrong time.

Yahoo is in dire straights and I would think the last thing they should be doing right now is making themselves less competitive.

I mean, think of what might have happened if they had encouraged the people building their products to go remote. I would hope that Yahoo still has some “A” players around and I know they would want to add more to their team. This is one place they could have been truly innovative. They could have actually gone against the trend in Silicon Valley. They might have picked up some top talent that wasn’t interested in moving to the Valley.

Alas, probably all this will do is just make them lose more ground.