Studies show that employees who work from home can be even more productive than in-office peers. They’re typically happier since they have more control over their lives and schedules. Business owners with a telecommuting staff don’t have to maintain expensive office space or deal with as many facilities management and technology support hassles. But ask anyone who’s ever worked from home for an extended time, and they’ll tell you it can be isolating. You might find yourself talking to your pet — which is fine, as long as your pet doesn’t start talking back! Some home-based workers report an erosion…

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