I wanted to get a pulse on how you feel about designers who work a
good amount of their time from a home office. I've noticed that most
companies prefer 9-5 onsite employees. The reasoning that most often
comes up is that it's "corporate culture" and better for communication.
However, I've never been able to get comfortable with being creative
in a cubicle... More, I've found that my ability to communicate is run
by email and phone most of the time whether I'm onsite or not. Perhaps
I'm idealistic, but I get so much work done by attending meetings on
site as needed, then retiring to complete my work. I can blast music,
pet my cat, make phone calls without needed to hush down for fear of
bothering others... it's just conducive to productivity. My gas
mileage is better to boot :)
I've read about how many organizations are progressive in dealing with
such things, but to be honest, it hasn't materialized outside of
What are your experiences? Is this still considered a "privilege" or
has the mindset changed?