Didn't read the article, but the concept is a no-brainer really.
The issue IMO is more that the current work culture all around the world stems from a model of civilization that is fundamentally still based on a master and slave.
They need to change their mindset and get with the program at this point. Trust your fellow human that they can be relied upon to be at least as productive from home (you still maintain your expectations anyways - or pink slip them).
The people, the herd should be demanding this, not covid on their behalf. Damn shame!
Just have some respect for the people. They will give more than your greed makes you squeeze out of them. But evidently, they don't have self-value or respect.