Would you welcome the chance to swap your stressful 45-minute commute for more quality time with your kids? Would you like more flexibility to schedule your work around your personal responsibilities? Does the idea of never having to wear business casual again sound like a dream come true?
If any of these scenarios sound appealing to you, then you’ll be interested to note that an increasing number of companies allow—or even require—employees to work remotely some or all of the time. Gallup’s recent “State of the American Workforce Report” revealed that in 2016, 43 percent of U.S. workers telecommuted some or all of the time. And while employees enjoy the improved work-life balance remote work gives them, employers benefit, too, because remote workers are more productive, motivated, and engaged. Moreover, some companies are completely virtual, because it saves the overhead of having to maintain a physical location.
So whether you want to take advantage of your employer’s new work-from-home program or are considering working for a company that’s entirely virtual, it’s advisable to be prepared for the growing trend of remote work. And the best way to do this is to create a quiet, organized workspace at home. Keep the following tips in mind:
Note that the effort you put into setting up a home office goes far beyond interior decorating. Because out of all the rooms in your home, only your home office space can help your career thrive.
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