Great piece, and it gets me thinking a lot about my own field (higher education). Some people in my field say that working remotely — in the form of teaching online courses — represents several steps backward in the human-centeredness of our work, but I tend to think it rehumanizes me as a person to be around for my family more often. And the tools today to work remotely are so much better than they were just 5 years ago, you can really have an authentically human relationship with people using technology now.
I have a schedule that lets me work at home two days a week most semesters. Honestly the only downside is that I can’t keep my cats from jumping on my desk and getting hair all over my laptop.