The idea of working from home is quite an idyllic one, isn’t it? You don't have to get up and drive to work, no busy commute, you can eat your lunch at home - perfect!
Noting in life is without its disadvantages, home working included!
If you’re thinking about working from home, you need to consider these potential dangers as part of your weighed-up decision.
- Homeworking can be lonely - If you’re used to sitting at your office chairs with colleagues, working from home might be a bit of a culture shock
- It’s easy to become distracted - There’s always something to do around the house, someone to go for coffee with, TV to be watched. You have to be very self-disciplined in order to get your work done
- Increased energy bills - Your electric bill is going to rise as a result of using a computer during the day. This is simply something to be aware of
- Work encroaching on home time - When you have a home office installed, you need to make sure that you draw physical and mental boundaries. Otherwise, work takes over your entire life
Sure, working from home has major plus points, but it’s important to weigh everything up before you make a choice.
What are your experiences of working from home?