A recent study from Intuit predicts that contingent workers will make up over 40% of the U.S. workforce by 2020. That means many more people will be working from home – maybe even you.
Regus, a company that rents flexible office space, asked 24,000 people worldwide to identify the biggest challenges people face in working from home. Their report can be seen here. The infographic below, from InternetProvider.org, gives a good summary.
There aren’t any surprises in the report, but it does make a good checklist to consider before you make any changes. Figure out how you will protect yourself from dangerous productivity busters now, before you move home.
BTW, those household noises they mention? The scariest ones are the sound of your refrigerator door opening and closing all day long and then your screams when you realize how much weight you’ve gained.
Interestingly, I think they missed the biggest challenge — knowing when to stop working each day. When you commute
in your bathrobe down the hall, it can be very easy to let work take over your life. In addition to other preventive measures, be sure you build time into your life for something other than work!
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