Working From Home Without Missing Out

Having a job in today’s modern day and age often means you can work from anywhere. No longer are you stuck on a factory floor or behind a counter or at a desk in an office without any other option on your plate – and because of this, a lot of people are exercising their right, and the benefits of, working from home.

 

But it can feel like you have no connection to your actual office when you sit at home on a laptop. There’s the issue of miscommunication, or no communication whatsoever, as well as missing a meeting or not being around to take the minutes, and then there’s that of missing out on reveling your coworkers.

 

But it doesn’t have to stay that way, as working from home is something more and more businesses are encouraging, and thus new and improved methods of managing it are coming out.

 

Potentially a healthier and happier way to start the day.

 

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Have Some Deadlines Set Out

 

If you’re someone who wants to start working from home, at least one day a week, then it’s going to be a good idea to have deadlines for both yourself and your boss to check in on. This helps to eliminate the idea that working from home means a lack of productivity, and also helps to keep you on the straight and narrow in an environment that can prove to be very distracting.

 

So be sure to have checks in set out every couple of hours throughout the day, with regular email conferencing between you and the office team throughout these periods.  Setting a deadline means your work will be finished by the end of that day at most. It’ll make everyone involved a lot happier to be on a program like this, as well as make sure your remote placement goals are met with comfort.

 

Use Technology to Your Advantage

 

There’s a lot of tech on the market these days, and you can be downright sure that these techy pieces are the new and improved versions of what we had in the past. And because of this, you should rely on this kind of equipment to keep your working from home days fully integrated into the office lifestyle.

 

If you use something like a coworking platform, to make sure everyone can reach the day’s resources in equal time and access, as well as share and share alike the information you produce as a result, you’re going to feel like you’re working within a company office anyway! Even if it’s just a virtual platform, you can see the other members of your team, no matter where they are, and have the ability to reach them and their work whenever you need to. No more remote access for you!

 

Working from home doesn’t mean anyone back in the office has to miss out, so be sure to suggest this idea to your boss with some research like this to back you up.

Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/