How To Make Working From Home More Productive
Working from home has its challenges. Five home office professionals share their secrets on making it work.
As a freelance writer, I spend the majority of my working time in my home office. While zero commuting hours, the ability to work in my pajamas, and flexibility over my schedule sound like a dream; working from home also has its challenges.
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One suggested step in this article is “create a commute.” We all need time to ease into the work day, whether it is through an actual commute, or a work-at-home equivalent. The good news about the work-at-home equivalent is that you have more control about what you get done.
This article gives a good example of a work-at-home commute:
“Steve Cappoccia, account director at Warner Communications says he creates his own version of a commute by setting aside time at the beginning of the day to create a list of priorities for the day, update social media pages, and browse emails to allow for the smooth transition into work mode.”
As this article points out, working at home has both its advantages and its challenges. Not every employee is an effective remote worker. Many workers need to be in the office and have face-to-face interaction with their colleagues. With any flexible work program it is essential to have the right training and the right people involved. Stegmeier Consulting’s Flexmatch Suitability Assessments can help you determine which employees are best suited to be remote workers and which managers would be best suited to managing remote employees.
Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative. Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.
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