When I launched my business 11 years ago, I moved from a corporate office environment to working in my basement.
While working from home and being my own boss was an exciting concept at the time, I quickly realized that there are a lot of distractions that can pop up and impede my productivity in the home office environment. There’s the temptation to do the dishes, run a load of laundry, or tidy up the house. There are also family, friends, and neighbors who realize that you’re home and more accessible during the day. All of these things can eat up time and get in the way of the work you’re trying to accomplish.
In order to be productive in my home office environment, I needed to set up and adhere to business hours. I also needed to get up, get dressed and “go to work” …even though my commute was only 60 seconds. All of these things helped me set boundaries and keep me from getting as distracted by my home environment.
This week, we’re talking about adding flexibility to your work schedule, and working from home is definitely one way to do this. We’re diving deeper into this subject in the feature article, and you can find additional tips and resources on a more flexible work schedule on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages! If you work from home and have additional ideas and tips to share, we’d love to hear them.
The 21st century office is very dynamic. Find ways to embrace the changes, improve your productivity, and work with more flexibility than ever before!
Supporting your administrative success,
P.S. Join me this Thursday, May 26 for Executive Secretary’s #AdminChat. I’ll be discussing how to “Chart Your Course as The Organized Admin!”