If the boss called me now, she may have mistakenly thought I was at the Killarney racetrack chilling with a cold refreshment as the blaring sound of super cars would be on full blast in the background. If my colleagues saw me now, they may have questioned my choice of pjs (which unashamedly may be Christmas-themed, but who knows, there’s no visual proof now is there). I may also be loudly munching like a “hungry lion” on a big Lays party pack.
So, let’s clear this picture a bit. I’m actually half watching an episode of Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” which delves into the behind-the-scenes world of F1 racing, sitting in a onesie and eating a huge pack of chips (guilt-free because there are no judgemental eyes around). But all of this is being done while working. Remote work that is, all in the comfort of my own home.
It’s becoming more and more requested by candidates for a company to allow them to work from home. Many cite being fed-up with daily long commutes due to gridlocked traffic while others simply want the freedom to manage their own work day as the reason they’re opting to work remotely.
Some would attest to it being the “sweetest deal” but others argue it’s too isolated.
So here are a few (some unconventional) pros and cons:
One of the biggest challenges I personally face with the remote office, is to put your work hat on and keep it balanced despite being able to type away looking like you just rolled out of bed.
Here are a few tips to stay focused and in workhorse mode: