Sometimes, as I get a couple of hours into my shift at work, I wonder if I will actually go the entire work day without exchanging any words with, or coming face-to-face, either one of the other members of my department. Honestly, it never actually happens, as my boss always makes sure to at least wish me a good evening when he leaves for the day, but it does get pretty close.
Quite a bit different than the “team” situation in my previous job where we would generally interact throughout the day. I have been thinking about this and also thinking similar thoughts about the home life. It seems that if you are isolated enough from peer situations (by which I mean, people doing the same thing as you, like raising a family or dealing with the Information Systems at work) you can start to lose track of, or, at least, lose connection with the big picture of what you are trying to accomplish. It is good to have the freedom to do things in your own way and in your own time, but, just maybe, some interaction with what others are doing and how they are doing them may be beneficial.
At least that is how it seems to me at the moment.