Oh for a co-worker
The choice between slogging to the office and working from home can be pretty unappealing.
For increasing numbers of people, the answer is “co-working”.
The concept of co-working is elastic but at its broadest means working alongside, and often collaborating with, people you wouldn’t normally.
Users book a space in a co-working office, plonk themselves down where they can and start beavering away. (Opening the laptop in a Starbucks is not quite the same thing: enough stick-in-the-muds go to coffee shops to drink coffee that it is not a proper working environment.)