If you are lucky enough to work from home, you already know many of the advantages to this arrangement. But there are also some pitfalls. Whether you are working from home as a short-term situation or on a permanent basis, it doesn’t take long to fall into some bad habits that can hurt your professional image and advancement.
Having the option to work from home regularly or occasionally can seem like a godsend. Putting on your comfy sweatpants, not having to deal with commuter traffic (and the associated gas costs), getting a load of laundry done while eating lunch, and being there to greet the kids when they come home from school are just some of the potential benefits.
But like most things in life, there can be a downside. Consider the following before becoming attached to the idea of working at home:
Just like the ghost towns that dusty cowboys called home and dilapidated barns that add a bucolic nostalgia to Midwest farmlands, your office building is becoming a thing of the past, a relic of a bygone era. As this article explains: