"a greater quality of life for our employees"
Sorry Pichai, but I don't see how trudging to the office of a company that does not create or manipulate physical objects is improving my quality of life.
Now, I will admit that my only daughter is over 25 and working in Paris, so I don't have a gaggle of bawling, roudy offspring to distract me at my home office.
I also admit that I live in a house, not in an appartment surrounded by tenants who all think that the noise they make is quite acceptable.
Finally, I have a wife I love and who completely understands the words "I'm busy now".
Obviously, if one or more of these criteria is not met, I can understand that taking the daily commute to park oneself in an office might be more productive, but that is not my case.
I prefer the view of my front lawn, the bandwidth of my fiber connection and the absence of endless phone calls.