Supporting work-life balance
One principle of good project management is maintaining a sustainable pace. This is important for the wellbeing of individuals and the success of the project. Maintaining a sustainable pace has often proven challenging; adding a commute to an already long day means that colleagues can quickly become burned out, especially in a fast-paced project.
If team members are working from home, commutes reduce to the length of time it takes to walk from the bedroom to the home-office. This can mean that even long days on a project can be less tiring, making a consistent sustainable pace far more achievable. But there are other challenges, such as screen fatigue and how to switch off from work.
Consider setting your team members challenges that bring them together to do something different with the time they would have spent commuting. That can help delineate between work and home. And it can help to build connections in the team, while also encouraging and reinforcing the new opportunities for work-life balance.