For many people, both spiritual and physical proximity to family and the convenience of being at home are immensely comforting. For the parents, it can be especially calming to know that they are very close to their children and always there when they are needed the most. This also applies in the case if looking after elderly relatives.
Yet, although working from home appears to be convenient, many employers and managers still don’t appreciate it very much. Indeed, therein lies the issue along with the seeds of a solution. Poor managers, which, let’s face it, most don’t set distinct, measurable goals and outcomes. So they tend to think they are “witnessing the ultimate productivity” when a worker is literally confined in his cube, however they are really just witnessing his presence, but not his flow of thoughts.
If managers would just keep establishing goals, the terms of achieving them rather than they would actually know whether someone used to be productive or not, regardless of where the person was physically sitting.