Working from home is the real deal …

July 28th, 2005 at 6:52 pm by james

“the dog’s bollocks” as my Best Boss Ever used to say. I very occasionally get the opportunity to do this and yesterday was one of those days. My productivity sky-rockets, I get to drink real coffee without paying two quid a cup and I get to see my family when I take breaks (or when they seek me out and climb onto my lap to point at the screen and ask, “a-e-i-o-u, Daddy?”

Why work any other way? I honestly don’t know. I have better connectivity at home than in the office, I don’t lose two hours of the day commuting, and once I’ve rolled out IP Telephony next month my extension number will get me at home without the need to forward to my mobile. That’s a good thing, isn’t it …

So why didn’t I blog yesterday if I was home all day? Because I’m DILLIGENT and COMMITTED, something that’s clearly not understood by any company with a no home-working policy.

2 Responses to “Working from home is the real deal …”

  1. Kerry-b Says:

    Absolutely agreed! I am WAY more productive at home, getting more done in less hours. And with less interruptions (even with twins). They just don’t trust us, that’s the problem.

  2. Gerry Adlard Says:

    Should one be rated on attendance or results? Is there an implied correlation between attendance and results that should be interrogated? Surely someone has done some useful research on this that could be used to establish a new paradigm for particular kinds of workers? Perhaps something in the Harvard Business Review… or worth querying on the website of a good business school… Obviously freelance consultants work from home all the time, and are trusted – so why not employees? Perhaps there is something in the “employer/employee” mindset that should be adjusted for particular kinds of workers – such as our dilligent & committed dog-bollocked blogger.

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