If someone smart makes (what looks like) a dumb decision, then they probably know something you don’t. There is, of course, a chance that you know something they don’t, but the further away from the situation you are, the less likely that is.
A good examination of the Marissa Meyer stuff from various angles. Having worked remotely for almost 6 months now, a lot of this rings true for me. I wonder if one lesson is that you need a working from home programme managed by someone who has a fully done it for a decent duration.