Well, of course, they do. I’d like my hair to grow back, but I don’t think that’s happening either.
But it’s not an employee telling you they want to work full-time remotely. And it’s not you decreeing they must be in the office full-time, either.
It’s about what type of job it is, how much collaboration is necessary, and the type of person they are – not everyone is built to work effectively in a remote location.
Start with what needs to be done in the office, and go from there!