Your “frame of reference” for your approach, rationale, and specific plans should be based on what's in the best interest of your job, your manager, your company, and your customers. Therefore, while many of your reasons for wanting to telecommute might be personal and relate to advantages you and your family will realize, it's critical that you focus on the numerous advantages telecommuting also offers your employer, such as:
Lower real estate space costs
Reduced equipment/furniture costs
Reduced employee turnover
Increased customer satisfaction
Improved work/life balance
More recruitment options
Results-oriented management ...