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Advantages and disadvantages of virtual offices

What are the advantages and disadvantages of virtual offices, including telecommuting? Answer this question twice--once from the perspective of an employee, once from the perspective of a manager.

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From the perspective of the employee, the advantages of virtual offices include the lack of a commute, lower clothing expense/dry cleaning bills, and flexibility of schedule. The employee of the virtual office typically works at home and, as such, enjoys not having to fight traffic every evening and morning. This allows for more sleep and/or more time with family and lower stress. The virtual office employee can also lower expenses by not having to maintain as vast a collection of office attire and will typically use dry cleaning services less as ...

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The advantages and disadvantages of virtual offices are discussed.