Nita Chhinzer says people working at home need to speak up and ask for development opportunities.

Working from home during the pandemic has had some great benefits (less commuting, more time with beloved pets and cost savings on items like parking and gas), but it could also come with some serious drawbacks, according to one human resources expert.

Personal burnout and professional atrophy are something to watch out for, according to University of Guelph professor Nita Chhinzer.Chhinzer, who is an associate professor of human resource management, joined The Morning Edition host Craig Norris to talk about the unexpected drawbacks of working from home.