Whether you are self-employed and thinking of making the jump to a home office or you run a company and are thinking of allowing employees to telecommute, here are three types of people who should never work from home. So if you are one of them, or if you employ people who fit these molds, you might be better served by paying for a formal office space. The added costs just might save the company.

  1. Hyper-Social Individuals – If you need to constantly be talking to someone, interacting with people, or just be around others, then you probably should not work from home. It can be lonely without the daily water-cooler conversations and pointless meetings. Without a reason to leave the house, it can also lead to days without human contact, which can be hard for these types of people. Working from home isn’t worth going into a depression.


  1. Highly Distractible Individuals – If you have trouble staying on a task, you may not want to work from home. Being distractible is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. When controlled, it is simply multi-tasking. But if you need something to keep you focused on the job at hand, working from home might lead to your company failing. There will be endless distractions at home that will pull you away from work and