Signs You Might Not Be Cut Out to Work from Home
For many people, the ability to work from home might seem like a dream come true. However, they often fail to consider what this type of work arrangement would really be like—there are pros as well as cons. The truth is, some people just aren’t a good fit for telecommuting, and if you fall into that category, this arrangement won’t work well for you or your employer.
This article shares some tips on how to tell if telecommuting might not be a good move for you. Obviously, one big problem is if you’re the type that needs the pressure of a boss breathing down your neck. If you have a tendency to slack off while the boss is away, you might suffer a big lack in motivation and productivity when working on your own.
Also, if you find it difficult to block out distractions, this might be a problem. Consider all the many things in your house that might try to compete for your attention or make it difficult to concentrate.
Another thing to consider: if you are an extrovert who feeds off the energy of others, you might find the isolation of working by yourself at home to be tough, and it would likely start to affect your work.
Likewise, if you enjoy brainstorming with other people in person, that might be difficult to manage while telecommuting.
How do you know if working from home isn’t right for you? Share in the comments.
Image courtesy of Thinkstock/DigitalVision