Since I started working at home I've noticed not only the benefit to work/life balance but also it has really enabled me to concentrate on what needs to be done. Office environments aren't all noisy and annoying of course, but you do get constant interruptions and diversions from office gossip, to that good old statement "have you got 5 minutes?". I still have a 'hot desk' and share office space in a busy digital print and design company (I walk or cycle there) which does enable me to network and get a buzz of the social atmosphere. Now thought I yearn for the quiet environment of home, and get more "while you're here" statements to divert me.
Long live the idea of working from home, with VOIP, Internet, VPN and all manner of technology connecting people to each other - it really does work!
in November 2008