How to save a sinking ship: lessons from Yahoo

No firm’s workplace has been more talked about in the last few years than Yahoo’s and not always in a good way. But what happened and what lessons does it have for the way we all design and manage work?

When former Google employee Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo as its new CEO in 2012,she inherited the company’s vast performance problems.Though it was once seen as one of the original tech behemoths,Yahoo’s inability to quickly come up with groundbreaking products like Google,and other competitors,put it in a slow but steady decline. Mayer was immediately tasked with downsizing and trying to reinvigorate the stagnating company. Her focus was to find a way to identify and retain top talent,while phasing out ineffective employees..

However,Yahoo’s new management policies have brought about much debate and criticism from HR experts.A controversial

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