Google has said that it has tested the productivity of remote teams and on-site teams and found no difference in performance.
This deserves to be highlighted, as many companies hesitate to embrace remote work out of fear it will impact performance. Even if its a 1:1 for google, it makes a huge impact on the quality of life its workers experience.
Google doesn’t want its engineers in local coffee shops hooking up with others from other companies and plotting a Google-killer. The more it can keep its people company men and company women – the better.
The better for stockholders of Google.