David Fullerton, the vice president of engineering at Stack Exchange, a network of Q&A websites, "As a manager, I can’t easily know how many hours each [telecommuter] on my team is working. This is actually good for me because it forces me to look at what they’ve done."
Studies show that people who work at home are significantly more productive but less innovative. As John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University who runs a human resource advisory firm, puts it, "“If you want innovation, then you need interaction. If you want productivity, then you want people working from home.”