According to a FlexJobs report, there are 3.9 million Americans, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, who work from home at least half the time. Working from home is an increasingly popular option as more businesses embrace remote workforces. While having your home be your office may be a perk to some, CNBC’s Suzy Welch calls it a “career killer.” She says if you want to become a leader in your organization, “you need to be in the building” because “leadership is an inside job.”
Marketing strategist Bert Martinez says, “working from is a tradeoff for sure if you want to be able to spend more time with you kids or be home for your aging parents or some other need then being able to work from is a great blessing. However, if you’re super aggressive and want to succeed you must be seen and you must build relationships and allies and that’s almost impossible from a remote place. You have to decide what’s your priority and do that now and then maybe later you’ll have a chance to change.