Re: I can see good reasons for being together as a team...
Yeah. My closest colleague is 1 time zone (albeit 1200 miles) away, the others are all between 3 and 11 time zones away. There's an office only 15 minutes away. The conversation normally goes
Why aren't you working from the office
To cooperate closely with your colleagues
Sure, which one?
Well, all of them
Great, a round the world trip, there goes your travel budget for the year.
Ah, hmmm, well then, we might make an exception. But you really should be there