Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means many people are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time. This is likely something you are not used to and therefore would need adapting, but don’t worry we have made it easy for you with these Work From Home – 5 Things You Should Know (Infographic).
Evolution of working from home
Work from home (remote work) has gotten a big push due to the pandemic, even though the concept has increasingly been gaining grounds in the workplace due to inventions of work tools like Slack, Google Hangouts, Skype – which has helped team communications and reduced the need of onerous commute to the office daily.
Whilst still an evolving trend, the benefits of this system of working is appealing to companies. A recent study by Harvard Business School stated working from home has contributed to increased employee productivity, reduced turnover, and lowered organizational costs.
5 steps to working effectively from home
- Create your space and stay organised:
- Adopt clearly defined work hours
- Set ground rules
- Take breaks
Where to find work from home jobs
With the benefits it brings, many industries are adopting this style of work, and this has changed from what it used to be multi-level marketing to roles in health, education, and IT. You can find numerous job openings from these industries on websites like FlexJobs, SolidGigs, Hubstaff, and Remotive.
5 Work from home friendly companies
Here are five work from home companies you should keep an eye on
Working from home can be exciting and highly profitable, once you adopt a functional system. Wherever you fit as a freelancer, part-timer, or a full-time employee, it also provides you an escape from office politics and daily commute.
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