I'm a big fan of working from home and have been successfully managing this for almost two years in my current role. 

Utilising technology, my office-based team and I can communicate via WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams and Skype (which includes Friday drinks) and we probably have more relevant and succinct conversations over the phone than we would normally have being in the office. 

I find that in the office you can easily be distracted by getting into long conversations about where you went over the weekend and what your children are up to at school. Sure it's great to have those conversations but when it takes you away from the task at hand, maybe its better to chat over lunch, or after work, and not in the middle of the office floor.

I've read many articles in the past that scoff at people that work from home, so I wonder if the perception will change now that many companies are forcing their staff to try it out...