It seems that, nearly 20 years into the 21st Century (I know right?) this work from home/telework thing should be figured out. But still I hear of (and have experienced) companies that are loathe to let their employees work remotely. They just don't seem to trust that the work will get done. In my current position, we had to jump through several hoops just to be able to take our computers home. Once "approved" for telework, we're required to submit a "plan for the day' and "goals to accomplish" during said day. This seems silly to me, since no one ever asks me to submit a plan for the day or goals when I'm sitting in the office.
Any upper management or HR folks wanna weigh in on why companies still can't embrace the remote work option? Is it really that you don't trust us - even when studies have shown that people are more productive when working from home?