“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Arianna Huffington
It’s only in the last 5 years that I’ve started working at home (except for when I’m traveling). I’ve grown to love this setup, but I must admit that it took some getting used to. I learned to put practices in place that support me in keeping the balance between work and home. Now it’s hard to imagine commuting to an office every day. It’s amazing how much I can get done and the freedom I have with my time.
A study done at Ctrip, a 16,000 employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency, showed that after 9 months of working at home productivity increased by 13.5 %.
What I’ve found is that with a little self-discipline and commitment, working at home allows for flexibility and productivity.
The biggest downside?
It’s easy to get so caught up in work that it interferes with other things, or prevents you from connecting with friends and family.
So today we’re looking at how to get the most out of working at home.