In 2010, a survey from Microsoft found that over 60% of workers believed they could do their jobs from a remote location. Furthermore, the Telework Research Network notes that somewhere between 20 to 30 million Americans work from home at least one day per week. Keep reading to learn about frequent struggles, and ways to excel as a remote manager without losing your sanity.
Nobody likes getting up in the mornings; Hauling yourself out of bed, trying to scrub and groom yourself into a shape like a respectable adult, then trying to navigate your way to work through traffic jams and nightmarish public transport networks. It’s usually while you’re doing this that you start to fantasize about working from home. But is working from home really for you? Let us take you through the pros and cons.
There are many reasons why people go into business for themselves. Some like the idea of escaping the desk job, some just don’t want to be answerable to someone else, and for others it might be their only option after a spell of unemployment in a struggling job market. Whatever your reasons, one of the first things you’ll need to think about is preparing your workspace.
Ever wondered what would it be like to be a writer? After having graduated from a computer school in Pasadena, California, I was offered a contract job as data analyst for NASA on the first Martian orbital mission – Mariner 9. Currently, I write articles for those in need of content for such things as: news releases, blogs, research, expositions, and thesis – whatever requires a writer.