The promise and peril of working from home

Is working from home really the business godsend it's made out to be?

A woman working remotely.
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Telecommuting has been all the rage at businesses big and small in recent years. Many workers love the flexibility and freedom of working from home. And many businesses love the ability to woo great talent that appreciates the flexibility while also saving on infrastructure costs.

But of course, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. There are real downsides to working remotely, too.

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