The negative side of working from homeSolitary confinement?Many people find that working from home is like solitary confinement. We all crave human interactions and sometimes video conferences and phone calls wont satisfy this need. Even though you can get in touch with your office, you no longer have the constant support of your colleagues and supervisors.Technical issuesSure, when everything works - it is fantastic, but if your Internet cuts out or you loose access to your company's intranet, you may be unable to do your job. Most companies have tech support designed to handle off-site employees, but you will never receive the same level of support as you would in an office setting.How disciplined are you?Have you ever thought that working from home also takes discipline? It is very easy to switch to surfing the web or home chores that need to be done. When you work from home you may actually find it harder to focus and get your work done. When you work from home your work day never ends. Since it starts and stops in the same place you may find yourself working later into the evening not realizing what time it is. Some people find that when they work from home that their jobs starts to bleed into their personal life. That while they assumed working from home would give them more freedom that it in fact has caused them to work longer hours and sometimes on the weekends.The positive side of working in an officeSo are you asking yourself, if I don't have to get dressed and spend an hour commuting back and forth everyday why would I want to? Well, have you ever thought how positive and rewarding working in an office can be?Motivation for career growthWhen you work in an office environment, you have supervision and restrictions, but you also have knowledge and support from your bosses and colleagues. Being around intelligent people might motivate you. A competitive environment might encourage you to preform better, helping you to excel in your field and ultimately your place in the company.Immediate feedbackIf you are in an office and you have a question - you can stand up and walk over to someones desk and ask them. You can bring them to your desk to show them something on your computer screen. You can have a meeting that doesn't involve videoconferencing. You can collaborate with your colleagues on a project without a digital whiteboard, you can use an actual whiteboard.Social networkYou may find that you benefit personally from being in an office. Having a social life is very important and for many their coworkers are their social network. Having lunch with your coworkers, catching up with one another, going out for happy hour, these are all positive and rewarding activities. Again, when you are happy and satisfied you are a more productive employee.The negative side of working in an office the commuteOne of the biggest advantages of working from home is in turn the biggest disadvantage of working in an office. You can spend upwards of three hours commuting back and forth to work everyday. Traffic, congestion and wasted time all add up to stress. Have you ever found yourself running to work flustered that your boss would be angry with you for being late, even if the circumstances were out of your control? Have you ever had to leave work early to make it to your child's soccer game, dance recital or a PTA meeting? The extra time it takes to get to and from work is time wasted that could be spent in a much more productive manner. If your office is like most offices it consists of a few corner offices, a wall of windows, and a sea of cubicles. It is very possible that you may not be able to tell the weather or if it is day or night from where you sit in the office. Sun light increases happiness and indirectly your productivity. It is an essential part of life. You wouldn't choose to live in a home with no windows would you?