If you spend a lot of time at a desk in an office or in a cubicle, working from home sounds great. You get to set your own schedule, work wherever you want, and you don’t have your boss looking over your shoulder all day.
There’s no question, working remotely has plenty of benefits. To me, working from home means that I’m able to do things I couldn’t if I worked in an office. I’m able to see our four children off to school every morning, and I’m here when they get home. Still, if you’re used to working in an office, the transition can be a bit of a shock.
With more companies starting to allow their employees to work remotely, there’s a good chance that you might be considering whether it’s right for you or your team. In addition, with growing concerns that the Coronovirus may become a pandemic, now is a good time to start preparing for what it might mean to work from home for a few weeks–or longer.