I’m a huge proponent for working from home. Prior to my current job, for years I was a consultant and worked exclusively from home. When the pandemic thing hit, all those years of working in a home office flooded back.
For me, it was a breath of fresh air. However, I’d also been more aware of how to function and interact with people from years of prior experience. Now days, it is even easier with technology — web cams didn’t exist like they do today (20 plus years ago). Heck the idea of Zoom, Teams, and other services like that wasn’t even a thought.
I understand how people can find it difficult, and I can only imagine managers who have a hard time embarrassing the concept. It does take considerable trust, and clear expectations from everyone involved. But the rewards for doing it successfully, are amazing on both sides of the fence.
This BBC article really captured some of the thoughts on remote working.