Girliemom comment to a recent blog post I read:
I agree with you for the most part but you have chosen to not discuss one of the fundamental reasons why many (woman) enjoy the flexibility to work from home. It’s simple. I get to have a career AND put my kids on and off the school bus. The school schedule does not conform too well to the corporate 9-5.
Yes, I enjoy very much to don my corporate attire and head into the office. I agree that working with people, around people, often in a team setting is incredibly important. However, as a woman and as a mother I have made the conscious choice to request for and receive the flexibility to work from home a few days a week. I would be remiss to not point out that this choice for many could come at a (professional) price. Fortunate for me, I work in an atmosphere where WHAT you produce is more important than WHERE you produce it.