Pros & Cons Of Working From Home
Updated: May 4, 2021
More flexibility with regards to hours i.e. if you wanted to start earlier
Save money on travel, coffee and lunch
Generally you are more productive when working from home
More time with loved ones
Wearing comfy clothes!
Distractions - while there may be distractions at home you control them much easier than you can control distractions that come from coworkers, employees, and other office-based noise.
Sticking to a routine
Wifi more likely to drop out or not be fast enough to hold video call meetings
Background noise / distractions i.e. children and pets
Work and home life balance, knowing when to switch off
Missing in person interaction
You can feel out of the loop
Waiting for an answer from a colleague - you need to ask a super quick question, but it’ll impact how you do something for the next hour or even the rest of the day, and there’s no response for a while.
Tips For Working At Home
Don’t underestimate Facetime/Zoom - great way to catch up with your team and clients
Keep it professional - set up a workspace and make it off limits to the rest of your household while you’re working
Be responsive - get in the habit of sending a prompt reply whenever you get an email or message from a customer or colleague
Set specific touchpoints with your team - regular catch ups with your team, at least twice a week
If you need any advice or are searching for a new role please get in contact with the team on 01235 606078.