For the past two months, I have been working remote for my old job at Y&RG. Working remote definitely has its benefits but the drawbacks are numerous, as well.
Extra 30 minutes of sleep (No commute)
Breaks can include playing video games
Playing music as loud as I want
Controlling the temperature (So I never freeze!)
Proximity to Jack Stack BBQ
No free beer
Less joking with coworkers
100% less Care Bears (My old team)
More difficulty communicating with my team
Delays when you need something because you are counting on email
I think that remote working, on occasion, could become an effective tool if I am working on a large extended project and required a full work day without interruptions. As a whole, though, I don’t think it is efficient for day to day; it slows down workflow and makes it harder to communicate. That, and conference calls make everyone sound like the principal in snoopy.