I’m writing this blog post from home today. There are a lot of aspects of my job that does not require me to be in the office. Like many employees these days, a certain amount of my work can be done online. Although I like the flexibility my employer provides by allowing me to work from home occasionally, I do prefer to be at the office. There is that interaction with my co-workers, bouncing off ideas, and overall atmosphere and energy of what McNak is all about.
If I wasn’t at the office on a regular basis, I wouldn’t get a feel of our company’s corporate culture. However, after working at McNak for nine years, I have a pretty good idea…so working from home every now and then certainly doesn’t hurt. Working from home does not work for all professions. I believe that I wouldn’t be an effective salesperson if I worked from home, but I’m not in sales.
The truth is, I get a lot more work done when I work remotely. No distractions. If I meet my deadlines and produce results, then I know I’m on the right track, and the flexible schedule works for both me and the company.
Companies that have open communication about a flexible schedule policy can have a successful and engaged workforce. Just keep in mind that expectations must be clear. Does your company have a policy set in place for employees who work from home?