The ability to work from home, have employees who work from theirs, and to be able to maintain the same level of productivity as if you were in the office is great, but it should not be a replacement for time actually there. If you are working too remotely, the lack of face to face interaction can cost you. Working loads of hours from home may be great for your family, but you need to show your face at the office often enough, for both your colleagues, and your entire business.
You need to show your face to your employees to give them the help and support that they need in order to work their full capacity. While it is easy to assign a task to a colleague with a line in an email, it takes a little of “over the shoulder” supervision to make sure that you are both on the same page for its implementation.
Maintaining a good amount of time in the office is also a great way to stay connected to the basics. You probably have a person who handles the logistics of the firm, but don’t let yourself lose site of those basics, because they will leave you disconnected and distant from your own firm if you get too caught up in the high-end stuff.
By staying connected to the body of your business, and maintaining some time “in office”, you will surely maintain a great work atmosphere, where your employees and clients feel free to approach you for help or clarification. Further, your face, and being visible to show you working diligently will inspire your colleagues, and avoid from having employees who expect all higher-level communication from their inbox. This in turn, will create a more personable business and a welcoming atmosphere, which your clients will most definitely pick up their first time in the door.