On Monday we looked at whether working from home could be killing the day job – the theory being that not getting up, out and into the office somehow made our work seem meaningless.
If you missed it, check out Is working from home ruining work?
And while we would never fully endorse such as suggestion, it is true that working from home isn’t necessarily for everyone.
So, are you cut out to work from home? Read on to find out…
Working from home
To successfully work from home you need a few staples – a job that allows it, the technology to do it and, crucially, the aptitude to do it.
So you work in an office, you have a laptop to do your work from home and you can check into meetings via conference call. You even have a room at home that you’ve converted into an office – so far so good.
Your boss is also happy with the set up as it’s saving company overheads and the theory is it’ll make you happier and more productive.
Is it for you?
Then the potential stumbling blocks come along, to find out whether you’re cut out to work from home you need to ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you easily distracted?
- Do you need hands on help from others to do your job?
- Do you have trouble motivating yourself?
- Do you struggle to structure your day without guidance?
Answer ‘yes’ to all of these, there’s a good chance working from home isn’t for you?
If you want to find out all the pros and cons of remote working, check out this great infographic below from NeedaOffice.
And feel free to leave us your comments…