For many employees who are frustrated by long commutes, daily bumper-to-bumper traffic, and frequent distractions in the office, remote work may seem like the answer to some of the biggest annoyances and complaints that they have concerning their professional lives. Many companies are also catching on to the benefits of allowing employees to work remotely. In addition to reducing the need for dedicated office space, it can boost employee morale due to its inherent flexibility.
Despite its growing popularity, remote work remains a controversial policy at some businesses. In 2013, Yahoo! reversed its work-from-home policy by requiring all of its 12,000 employees to work on-site at one of the company’s many offices. Critics of remote work say that it can lead to reduced productivity, poor communication, and shorter working hours for employees.
Whether your job involves occasional remote work or is exclusively a work-from-home position, it’s important to be aware of the potential pitfalls and the best way to succeed in such an independent professional position. At TA Staffing, we recommend that all remote workers do their best to follow these tips:
Succeeding in a remote work position is just one of many challenges that employees face in the modern workplace, and at TA Staffing, it’s our goal to help professionals find the right fit for their skillsets and strengths.
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