Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular choice — both in terms of the number of people who desire the opportunity, and the number of companies willing to allow it. About a fourth of all Americans did at least some of their work from home (or remotely) last year.
That number is expected to grow, as communications technology continues to improve, and the benefits of working from home are supported with more empirical evidence. Already, it's been shown that employees who work from home are more productive.
So, it's reasonable to assume that letting more employees work from home will reduce office expenses, commute times and greenhouse gas emissions attributable to daily commutes. But working from home could also have negative consequences for your state of mind … especially in the long term.