To successfully work with other people, you have to trust each other. A big part of this is trusting people to get their work done wherever they are, without supervision. It is the art of delegation, which has served Virgin and many other companies well over the years.
We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.
Branson then goes on to describe Mayer's move as "a backwards step in an age when remote working is easier and more effective than ever." He also added, "Working life isn't 9-5 any more. The world is connected. Companies that do not embrace this are missing a trick."
Working from home can be difficult for some professions but if you are able then it really shouldn't be a problem. Just find a HR software and let your HR manager know when you will be off to stop any confusion.
Does Branson have a point? How do you feel about working from home?