Should an employee be in his/her job for any minimum time before
starting to telecommute?
In general, it makes sense to have some minimum time with the organization and
in the current position. The time with the organization is useful so people can learn what goes on, who does what, and what the organization's culture is. The time in the current job is important because that's the basis of being able to work more independently while away from the office. Someone who is brand-new in a job is more likely to need frequent contact with the manager or co-workers - and could be frustrated by being away from the office too much.