I've been fortunate to work for a company that hires competent, trustworthy people, and put a telecommuting policy in place many years ago. I used to work one day a week from home, and find it's very productive (I had a room with a door...) 😀
Several of my co-workers telecommute multiple days of the week, and the policy isn't just for IT; we have processors that come in once or twice a week to pick up paperwork or go to meetings, and telecommute the rest of the time.
You have to prove yourself at work FIRST, of course, and the privilege can be revoked at any time.
I now telecommute full time, since I moved to a state that does not have a branch office. I miss the daily interaction with some of my team members, however since I'm on a distributed team with people in different states there are people I work with that I have never met in person. Emails and phone calls work fine for getting the job done.
I don't have kids, just cats and a partner, and find I'm MORE productive at home - fewer "drive by" conversations to interrupt me, so it's easier to stay focused. It's funny how people with a problem will interrupt you in person, but will resolve the problem themselves if they need to pick up the phone to call you... :hehe:
Here there be dragons...,