The ability to work from home is an increasingly popular and coveted perk in modern workplaces, and it’s not hard to see why. From an employee perspective, the benefits of avoiding a commute are obvious, but employers also see benefits: Overhead costs go down if you don’t have to provide desk space and equipment for your staff, and you’ll never have to worry about lateness due to traffic or transportation issues.
But if virtual employees aren’t visible in the office, how can they remain accountable? Will their bosses treat them as “out of sight, out of mind?” Are they going to be reachable during normal business hours? Won’t they get distracted by all of their personal responsibilities at home?
Being able to work from the comfort of one’s own home and make a decent living at the same time is priceless.