Most arguments against remote working, where it is possible, originate from less-than-optimal management, which is often fixed through on-site micro-management, coercive leadership and sometimes by creating a culture of fear.
Remote working improves focus, CSR and the work-life balance.
Many sectors, particularly those leveraging technology, would not require staff to attend a particular venue unless it is for formal reporting duties. I argue that formality and bureaucracy, now, quickly fall short if put forward as arguments to justify unnecessary commuting and exposure to the current environmental challenges. Change is good.