I have been working from home in a variety of capacities as well as variation of time (for example, some jobs work from home 1 or 2 days a week to where nearly 90% of my time is working from home).

Pros for the individual
  1. No worry about driving to work, cost of fuel and waste of time in commute
  2. Comfortable clothes rather than dressing for work in coat and tie
  3. Adapt your work life around your life in general
  4. Interleave personal and work needs throughout the day


Cons for the individual
  1. Blurring of boundary between work and home life (working all sorts of hours and every day of the week)
  2. Interactions with other team members in person provide opportunities to learn and problem solve with greater ease. These informal discussions around the water cooler as it were, in experience, are a great contribution to the organization and individual learning.
  3. Sometimes the feeling of being cut off from the organization as a whole.
  4. Cost of working is transferred to the individual (the cost of the home office electrical, etc.)
  5. Employees consideration of what this distance from the company may mean for a career rather than a job (promotion and longevity)


Pros for the Company
  1. Cuts overhead cost of the work (no space reserved or office space needed that must be accounted in the billing rate)
  2. When strategically placed, the employee essentially creates a local office if this is position is customer support which can cut down on logistic and travel costs
  3. Connection to the rest of the individuals within the organization and the distribution of information and knowledge



Cons for the Company
  1. Uncertainty regarding the employee work ethic
  2. Work to maintain connection with the employee
  3. Cost of bringing the employee to the company periodically