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Marissa Mayer Defends Her Work From Home Ban

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“People are more productive when they’re alone, but…”

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Interesting follow-up from Marissa Mayer. I wrote my initial reaction here:


I still hold by my original statements. Nice try, Marissa. I still work collaboratively with many people who are in far-flung places from my home, and we get some pretty darn good results. You are thinking of things in too much of a black and white view, instead of seeing all the variations in between. Did ‘ya ever hear of Elton John and Bernie Taupin? This was even before the digital age, and they never sat in the same room while cranking out many #1 global music hits. As one of my favorite songs from the 1990s said, "Free your mind, and the rest will follow." 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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