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Is Yahoo's telework ban shortsighted or savvy? Data says both

Ann Bednarz | March 1, 2013
Employee morale will plummet, key people will quit, and efforts to enhance collaboration will backfire, critics said of CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo. But not all data comes to the same conclusions.

Virtual communications boost tendencies to lie

A study by Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Mattityahu Zimbler, a graduate student, found that when people communicated using computers for instant messaging and e-mail, the amount of lying increased compared to face-to-face conversations. E-mail messages contained the most lies, the researchers found.

 

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