Working from home is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not just the big corporates who are offering their staff the chance to work away from the office. Savvy small business owners are now looking to enjoy the benefits it can bring to their ventures.
Recent changes in the law mean that employers are now legally obliged to consider flexible working requests from all employees. A flexible working request could, for example include, working from home or from different locations, working flexibly, or staggered hours.
Working from home can seem like a dream come true – whether you’re self-employed, or are employed by a company that allows flexible working conditions, it’s a chance to cut out the commuting and work in your pyjamas.
However, you shouldn’t let that relaxed feeling spread too far into your working day – it’s easy to become distracted when there’s no manager looking over your shoulder.
Learn to benefit from the stress-free working conditions the home environment creates, without compromising your business integrity or productivity – and here are a few places you can start. (more…)
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