The impact of working from home on career outcomes 

The impact of working from home on career outcomes of professional employees in combination of the overall motivation and performance levels

The impact of working from home on career outcomes

Impact of working from home on career outcomes of professional employees in combination of the overall motivation and performance levels.

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I started working from home some years ago for a company in another country and it was a very enriching experience.

Lets see the bad side:

  • Your social life suffers, when you don’t have to go out of your house you avoid going out of your house… so it will be harder for you to get involved in social activities outside of your family circle
  • You never left the office… At the beginning every person thinks that the main issue working from home is to get distracted by the house activities and left your work behind. I found that the situation is exactly the oposite: you wake up, grab the breakfast and sit on your computer to work, keep working until you grab your lunch and keep working, and then at some point later in the night you decide its time to stop working and go to bed… When you are in an office you have your breakfast, lunch and dinner in other areas different than your desk, mostly by social convention, but at home you feel that you can do whatever you want including eating in your workplace. And being in the office you are more aware of the time because you know you need to go back home, so you will need to get out and stop thinking in work related things for a while.
  • You don’t feel the need to be as tidy as you will be if you have to go to the office. One day you work on your pajamas because why not? and a month later you find yourself taking a shower to jump in your pajamas again without being dress in other clothes in the middle…
  • You are not visible for the other people in your work. So your accomplishments wont be as visible as the ones for the people in the office. This is hard if you are planning to grow in the company because it will make hard to people to recognize and reward your efforts since they are not physically visible.