Not only does it cut down on employers costs, as far as resources like electricity. It saves the employees money on gas money or bus fare. It keeps the streets less crowded, so people are not spending an hour sitting in traffic. Which also means people have more time to actually get their work done because they do not have to deal with all that wasted travel time.
There are some jobs where telecommuting is not beneficial; however, there are some jobs that can be done equally as well from home. This is beneficial for the environment and can be beneficial to the company because office space is not needed. A combination of telecommuting and working in the office seems to work well for many companies, especially those that are trying to be more green.
Every worker is different. Some require more supervision and management than others. However, I think it is entirely possible for employees to work more efficiently at home than they would in an office. In my own experience, I find that there are far more distractions at the office than when I'm working at home.
Work from home will help cut down on car & commute pollution and save time. More flexible shifts and privacy from work at home. Modern internet & remote computing technology allows many to do so securely. Only outdated stubborn bosses will mandate work from office, Dropping worker morale in the process by being a unreasonable tyrant.
Anyways, Workers should no longer care about office anymore, There is basically no more job security at office. Global wide competition and tech automation replacing good paying jobs. In office corporate worlds, Greedy bosses have too much and too high expectations on their employees, Creating extreme work pressure with unpaid overtime and very high staff turnover rate, While abusing low-paying internship and offshore consultancy. Workers have put in all the extra efforts with unpaid overtime in weekends and late shifts, But workers STILL get fired or laid off due to company restructuring or whatever excuses the greedy bosses decides on.
So it's better to be like your own boss instead, Especially from home.
Telecommuting can be nice for a number of situations, but efficiency is not one of them. When one is at home, one constantly feels the pull of many other non-work obligations, from cleaning to laundry to errands. Some may also feel less supervised and be tempted to take advantage of the opportunity to surf the Internet or watch TV instead of working productively. Efficiency isn't an advantage I'd list.
No, I think it is better to do the traditional way of working and go to the office to get your work done, especially if you are a boss. If the boss is at home, and the workers are stuck at an office working, then they will not want to work hard.