Has flexible working delivered?

I’m curious to know what evidence there is to show that the promise of location freedom has been realised.

We’ve seen a big drive for flexible working and a technology rush to support this, yet I’m unconvinced that the journey has been started by many businesses to date. I believe that this is still to be undertaken by most businesses and by and large is currently no more than a tactic to ensure that workers can be effective should they find themselves unable to get to the office. Why do I believe this? Well it’s my belief that most business leaders are still stuck in the paradigm that workers cannot be trusted and if they are not in the office then they are probably not working. Is there any empirical evidence to support this view or present a more positive picture I wonder?