The Drawbacks of Telecommuting

Working from home can have many benefits including saving money on gas, reducing overall traffic congestion on the road, reducing stress, and giving you the opportunity for more flexible hours. There are however some drawbacks that might not be so obvious.

One of the benefits of working in an actual office space include convenient social interactions which can help to reduce the risk of loneliness and in some cases can lead to developing friendships outside of the workplace. When working remotely, building these social connections requires a more dedicated effort as it is not so easy to simply pop by the desk of a co-worker or have a chat by the watercooler. Building team cohesion may require you to schedule time to work on getting to know other members of the team outside of an actual working meeting.