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Why You Should Consider Working From Home

Home Office

Digital aids makes it easy to work from anywhere, and many make use of the opportunity to work from home. Here are some pros and cons regarding a home office.

Con: Home Is Not Optimized for Work

To many distractions makes it challenging to have a good work rhythm at home. At the office, everything has been facilitated to work effectively. There are tools and materials available, colleagues are in close proximity and the work hours are filled with routine and structure.

Pro: More Time for Domestic Tasks

When you don’t have to travel back and forth between work, you’ll have more time to take care of your home and family. This is especially true for those who live far from the office. If people don’t expect you to be available at certain hours, you also have the opportunity to work when it suits you best.

Con: Work Environment is Important

Working from home, the distinction between professional and domestic responsibilities can be erased. You might do some laundry, tidy up or clean the house, tasks that are usually separated from working hours.

Pro: Home Environment can be Stimulating

Set the conditions for being as effective as possible by furnishing an office space, preferably in a separate room so you can close the door behind you. Obtain the same equipment you usually have access to at work, like a printer or a whiteboard. Surround yourself with harmonious objects that help you keep focus and concentrated, like plants, paintings, curtains and rugs.

If you are working on a task that requires a high level of concentration, you may want to take some extra steps to keep your focus. Tell the family you are unavailable between certain hours, and set up a schedule of tasks. Decide when you are going to take a break in advance, and stick to the plan.

Con: Colleagues are Far Away

One of the main reasons for going to work is meeting your colleagues face to face. It is important to be able to exchange ideas and attend meetings in person, otherwise you may get tangled in misunderstandings. Some tasks also require collaboration, which is best done by personal attendance.

Pro: All You Need is Your Laptop

At the same time, modern technology makes the home office a lot more available. Meetings can be attended online, and colleagues are just an e-mail or a phone call away. Digital aids gives you the mobility to work from anywhere.

In some cases, your colleagues and boss might be a big distraction from your tasks, especially if you are an introvert that thrives in your own company. Working from home gives you peace and quiet, as long as you can keep the family at arms length.

Con: Not All Professions are Suited for Home Office

In many professions the most important tool is a computer and online access, and if this is the case you have the opportunity to work anywhere. If this is not the case but you would like it to be, you may want to look for a new job. Some professions that are suitable are:

  • Administration and HR
  • Graphic designer or web designer
  • Photographer
  • IT support
  • Writer

Pro: New Professional Opportunities

Register your CV online in job search portals to be notified when something interesting is available. If you prefer to leave the job to professionals, contact a staffing agency. Which agency you choose to register with depends on what kind of job you want, but you also have the option to sign several agencies.

This gives you a huge advantage and saves you a lot of time, because you can register your requirements such as the need for a home office.


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