Whether you are an executive looking to hire or an employee or even a job seeker, the word “working from home” seems to be taking the Middle East by storm.
Don’t feel flustered or frustrated just yet, working from home doesn’t necessarily mean you are lacking in any aspect. We asked around and here are the top 5 reasons more people worldwide choose to work from home.
1- Because, you know, Traffic!
In busy cities, the daily commute to and from work can create issues. Employees arrive tired and unmotivated and it becomes a daunting task to get them to feel energetic enough to start producing quality output. And who wants to be stuck in horrible traffic for hours?
2- Space Issues
If you own a small business that keeps on growing, trying to allocate a certain space per each employee can become difficult not to mention that if an employee feels crammed in a small workspace, chances are you won’t be expecting much creativity from him/her soon. Also, don’t you hate it when your workspace faces a wall or when you get stuck in a tiny cubicle all day?
3- What about Introverts?
Character traits differ, some people are more introverted which makes it hard for them to interact in a large group setting, whether you are an employer or employee, you should always allow everyone to find their own comfort zone for optimum productivity.
4- Not All Jobs are created Equal
Some jobs do require a “one man show” kind of person, the person who can it get done on their own and usually require little or no input from anyone else.
5- Telecommuting is the Future
What if you find the perfect candidate for a job but this person lives 200 kilometers away from your headquarters? A telecommuter is a person with unlimited access to internet and email and can log in and log out and get the job done from anywhere around the world. In an ecosystem where you need skilled workers with unprecedented talents, the internet is providing a chance to hire whomever you want regardless of where you are based and where they are based.
If you choose to search for a working from home job (try Jobzella Today) or finally decide to hire a telecommuter, below are some tips for a better working from home experience.
1- Scheduling Matters
Create a set schedule and make sure everyone sticks to it. The deliverables should be clear and the deadlines as well.
2- Skype Helps
Personal connections are never going out of fashion. So, make sure you use your skype accounts to connect at all time even for a chat over coffee.
3- Don’t Micromanage
Checking in with the team always helps, but constant checking in may distract others and makes you come across as babying them or micromanaging them. The most successful managers know when to step off.
4- Start Early
While everyone is at the office at 9 am and you are working from home, try to sign in a bit earlier, it shows dedication and persistence. It also allows you more time to get things done.
5- Stay Connected
Like the premise of Jobzella’s Are You Connected Challenge, staying connected while working from home means you need to be constantly in tune with your coworkers and helping them out. Actually, working from home or not? Are you really connected?
6- PJs are a big NO
Say you do work fulltime and then for some reason you work from home from a while, don’t open your laptop in bed while you are in PJs. Get up, shower, make coffee, create an office space then start working. You will never get any work done while you are still in bed.