I agree. Telecommuting over a longer period of time can hurt career growth.
In the first-ever academic study of “passive” face time — when workers are seen in the office without any interaction — UC Davis professors Kimberly Elsbach and Jeffrey Sherman found that bosses think more favorably of employees who are present.
“Merely being seen — often from a distance and without any interaction or real understanding of what a person is doing — that in itself has value,” Elsbach says. “People notice.”