When working at a University I recall a policy being put up to management to enable general staff the option of working from home on a more formalised basis. On first presentation it was howled down; “They’ll not work, they’ll do the housework instead”. But the loudest statements were of a nature like “They’ll become disengaged and absent”, “They won’t know what is really going on at work”.
There is something very satisfying about having been in the workforce for many years when you can see issues finally gaining some sensible thought and the technology advances actually meaning something to people who enjoy what they do without sitting in growing traffic snarls every day.
Kristine Gatt (from my home office)