Working for income is largely inescapable, in spite of the corporate trappings that harm productivity much more than they help. Going into business for yourself removes one "Big Brother" figure from the equation, but you should be supremely motivated to achieve success. Working from home is another option. Hammering out the daily telecommute can benefit both the employer and the employee.
Working at home not good for all companies
Among employers that take a sour view of working remotely, the predominant reason for not liking it is the potential for distraction. This standard decoy stance assumes that employee productivity will drop considerably when such things as a couch and television are accessible. Yet it's simple to argue that the chatter of collected masses, annoyance of the overly watchful supervisory eye and sea of disorganized meetings and dearth of comfortable surroundings are far more distracting than anything outside the office.
Good advantages telecommuting gives
- Increased production -Somebody who works in a creative field will appreciate long blocks of uninterrupted time. All workers need it though. This is possible with dedicated workspace at home. If you have to socialize to stay happy, meet at a bar after work. Team building over tequila has its benefits.
- Increased documentation - Because telecommuters are not in the office, they have to document their work to be able to remain above board. When employers can see the tangible work you've produced, you earn the right to continue receiving a paycheck.
- Efficient use of tools - Talking about work-related topics during work hours does not have to be in person. Instant messaging is always an option. If security is an issue, set up a VPN or similar network.
- Trust - The employee morale goes up when businesses start to trust that their employees don't need constant supervision.
- Living a normal life - Working from 9 to 5 is pretty hard, particularly when it means 40 or more hours of work a week. Your employees' health will be better when they aren't on this schedule. Executives are typically allowed to leave whenever they want to do whatever they want. This isn't the case for most workers. They have a strict schedule. As long as the daily requirements are met, workers should all have these rights.
It benefits most businesses
To be able to keep up huge offices, businesses spend a ton of money. It costs much less to work at home. When trusted employees get the job done remotely, the corporate office doesn't have to suffer from corporate bloat.
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