Telecommuting workers “are 40% more productive than their office based counterparts.”
I may be more productive working from home but I don’t prefer it. Work is a team sport.
We’re digitally connected everywhere and all the time, but nothing beats the idea generation that arises from face to face interaction.
We’re hardwired to be social just as we’re hardwired to move and exercise.
I think we should have the option to work one day every two weeks from home. Doing so would save money on gas and give people a sense of rest, even though they’re merely stressing from their own desk chairs.
Personally, I love the feeling of waking up and riding the train to work into New York City every day.
I read the newspaper and write every morning, which takes a good 45 minutes in any case. I also like observing the sights and sounds and stores of NYC which inspires ideas for my blogs.
Story short: a little bit of telecommuting every now and then doesn’t hurt anybody.