Want to work from home? Understand the pros and cons before deciding Working from home affords you flexibility, but it also demands a lot from you in return.
Dawn Papandrea, Monster contributor Jobs that let you work from home have unique requirements. Imagine: Your office chair is your couch.
Your commute is the length of your hallway. Your snack drawer is your entire pantry. Not these days when we're all learning how to live with the reality of coronavirus.
DIY Options Getting Good Feedback from a Bad Boss Working for someone who frequently loses their temper, is dishonest, demeaning or just neglectful can destroy a small office or department. Sadly, such relationships are all too common: nearly half of working adults report they have left a job to escape a bad manager. There is a simple tool that can turn things around. The costs of avoidance Unfortunately, avoiding interactions with a bad boss has never improved a toxic workplace, understandable as avoidance is.
Work-from-home jobs are very much a reality. Jobs that let you work from home, an arrangement known as telecommuting, are here to stay. One winning way companies can compete for top talent is by luring would-be employees and retain existing ones with creature comforts.
In fact, when Giugliano works remotely, he says it adds three hours of stress-free productivity to his day. While people might think working from home means doing less, the opposite might be true for diligent employees. You can feel out of the loop. You might not have full access to technology platforms.
For the most part, cloud technology has made it easier than ever for remote workers to work from anywhere. However, Fay notes that there are situations in which data security or consumer protection concerns might prevent telecommuters from having full access.
Co-workers might accuse you of slacking. Be more feedback on working on options than usual, if only to boost camaraderie.
Even as working from home WFH becomes relatively commonplace, a new form of remote work is emerging: working from anywhere WFAin which employees can live and work where they choose, typically within a specific country, but in some cases, anywhere in the world with a reliable internet connection. While many companies are just starting to consider allowing employees to work from anywhere, developed WFA programs can be found at firms such as Akamai and SAP. Employees value the option to work remotely. This indicates that workers assign monetary value to the flexibility provided by a WFH policy. And with a work-from-anywhere policy, employers add even more value to employees by granting geographic flexibility.
Pick up the phone to congratulate someone after a job well done, or the completion of a project rather than sending an impersonal email or IM, he adds. Keep it professional.
Be responsive. Set specific touchpoints with your team.
The costs of avoidance
Always strive to be a better worker By entering into a sudden work-from-home situation with the right mindset—knowing you may actually be putting in more effort than before—you can do a great job and enjoy the benefits that go along with it.
Could you use some help achieving that balance?
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