On the other hand, research from Cornell University finds that remote workers are at greater risk for feeling personally and professionally isolated than their in-office colleagues. Social isolation has been associated with significant increases in both mortality risk and risk for a heart attack or stroke. More research had tied social isolation to depression and problems sleeping.
Nice article from Time online. Read it here.
I’ve been working from home since 2006. I totally get the social isolation aspect.
Fortunately the social isolation negatives are mitigated by my commute.
It takes me less than a minute after leaving the office to grab a beer from the fridge.