To work from home, or not to work from home… that is the question
Just for fun I figured I would offer some thoughts on a choice that a growing number of employees have… should I work for home?
“Telecommuting” (as many refer to it) can provide many benefits from less time wasted commuting and fewer “co-worker related” distractions. You don’t have to worry about going to a restaurant to eat, you just need to walk to the kitchen… and you don’t even need to get all dressed up. There is a lot of flexibility that I like. You may need to take care of a personal matter for an hour but then you can also work longer into the evening if necessary, which can be hard to do in the office (ever notice how in a lot of office buildings the lights have a timer that make them automatically turn off at 6 or 6:30pm?)
On the other hand, there are many “non-work related” distractions when you are at home… like the TV shows sitting on your DVR or that one on-demand movie you had wanted to see but didn’t get a chance to watch over the weekend.
I think the following really sums it up well: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/working_home
Bottom line- working from home can be great but it is important to keep in mind the famous words of the philosopher Aristotle, “moderation in all things.”
Too much working from home and your social skills (and hygiene) may suffer.
Mr Biz, OUT.