With plenty of technology in place I often wonder why more companies aren't remotely based already.
I understand not every job role can be remotely base but think about it, in the creative/development industry most of the time you spend "in the office" will be during independent hours probably with your earphones in and some sort of media playing while you work. Here and there you'll have a meeting or two but those are usually counter productive. Couldn't this time be better spent on your own sans commute?
I fully support the remote based workforce. I think we shouldn't need to commute everyday. Some people drive an hour or more to and from work. Over the course of a few years at a job they can waste up 10 hours a week in a car or other form of transport. (thats roughly 20 days a year in your car, assuming you take 2 weeks of PTO or sick days)
So I ask to the community...
Why aren't you remote?
Does your company require your presence for a specific reason?
What benefit is there to being in office each and every day aside from speaking face-to-face, which by the way, you can do from anywhere now-a-days (Google Hangouts, Skype, Hipchat, Facetime, etc...)?
Would you rather work remotely if you had the choice?