Reporting work-in-progress data from new research, this post notes that US bank workers reported strong positive feeling about working from home. Moreover:
participants felt that they made more progress when they worked from home. The reasons they cited included increased focus, greater creativity, saved time that would otherwise have been spent commuting, and feeling relaxed and comfortable.
However, they go on to note that the nature of the work is important. In this case it was inherently independent and repetitive; other kinds of work may require more face-to-face interaction and less flexibility.
Read more on the HBR Blog.