All joking aside, for parents, people with disabilities, and workers coping with illness or caretaking, being allowed to work from home is a lifesaver. Many say in 2018, employees should be put in charge of their own schedules.
Who cares where they sit as long as they get their work done? Forcing people to go into offices isn't just inconvenient, it's inhumane.
This lady at work is 38wks, 3days pregnant and has been in prodromal labour for 11 days. Her contractions are 4 mins apart and this is her 3rd baby. She is also 38 years old. And they will not let her work from home.
But many namebrand companies are bringing their remote workers back on site, arguing that the group dynamic spurs camaraderie, team-building, and innovation.
Studies show that people who work at home are significantly more productive but less innovative, said John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University . “If you want innovation, then you need interaction,” he said. “If you want productivity, then you want people working from home.”