A lot of people may not agree with me, but I’m a big fan of Marissa Mayer. Today marks her first year anniversary at Yahoo. Stock is up 73% (mostly because of investments, I’m not going to paint over that and give her all the credit).
She has made some huge changes, not all popular. She came back to work very fast after giving birth. Good for her I say, she didn’t make everyone else do the same.
She stopped allowing telecommuting to bring the workforce together. I can only speak for myself, but I am much more productive with people around me. I feed on the energy. I assume that was her intention, not to destroy the American Family as we know it.
She recently joined the board of Jawbone and has decided to “gift” all the Yahoo employees a fitness band. Great press and a nice step for the wellness plan. I’ll be watching to see if they receive HSA dollars for high scores. She’s one smart woman!
Happy Anniversary Marissa, I applaud your year of hard work, tough calls and success! Keep it up…The world is watching!
What exciting or difficult changes have you implemented this year?