Is working from home right for you?
Are you thinking of acing home working this autumn? Working from home is increasingly popular in pursuit of a work/life balance. However, without the communal obligation to get stuff done, and distractions like Netflix, pets, family, laundry etc. it can be easy to let your productivity slip.
According to the powwownow Flexible Working Survey, three-quarters of UK employees would favour a job that gives them the option of flexible work schedules. The survey found that:
58% of workers are offered flexible working, but 24% don’t use it
47% of full time employees do not have flexible working encouraged at their workplace
45% of people surveyed spend over an hour commuting a day
53% of people feel that they would be more productive if they could work outside the office
40% of people would choose flexible working over a pay rise if they could only choose one
To learn more about how to implement flexible working, here are a couple of nifty guides from powwownow: The Ultimate Guide to Flexible Working for Employers, and The Ultimate Guide to Flexible Working for Employees.
• Here are some top tips from Philip Booth, a wellness in the workplace expert.
• How to work from home a feature from Reed jobs and recruitment, includes helpful advice on the following: Work on your workspace, Plan your time, Turn off the TV, Take breaks, Work set office hours and Keep connected.
If you’re still struggling with your productivity, try this: imagine the boss is in your property. If they wouldn’t be happy with how you’re spending your day, it may be time to mend your ways.