Today flexible work environment is being offered by many companies and even employees prefer to work from home than great pay cheques.
Are you ready to give up office comforts?
Working from an office environment is totally different from working from home. You will miss small comforts that you get in office. You will miss communicating with your colleagues. Conversation with your team members is not possible when you choose work from home. Communication gap arises between your colleagues as it is no longer face to face, everything can be done through phone, e-mails etc. If any network problem arises your work may prolong and gets disturbed.
Can you keep work and home separate?
It is very toughest job who opt for work from home as they have to balance between personal and office work. You have to completely make a bridge between personal and office work, which needs careful planning and motivation. You have to make sure that how much importance you give to your house hold activities, maintaining kids, spending time with elderly people who are dependent on you, giving that much time for your office work is also more important.
Can you meet corporate guidelines?
Companies tend to ask the employees whether they have comfortable environment and very well equipped home office. They check whether they have steady internet connection, modem, quality laptops, peaceful home environment etc. These all require some investment where most of the employees cannot afford. So many companies undergo day-to-day changes like business meetings, change of staff members, board meetings, etc. So your absence is clearly visible and you may not participate in all these activities. Companies expect a lot from you as a professional those who are opting work-from-home as everything should be clear and perfect. Hence maintain communication with the management and regular visits to your office gives you convenient and prevents from being overlooked.
Is it easier than a full-time job?
Companies continuously monitor on you with their software. They check out your login and logout time and often call you at odd hours. Your work never end this might bring you tiresome and stressed. Companies want their professionals with good quality work from home environment and also tend to expect more from them.
Are you ready for a pay cut or career shift?
Companies would not pay that much package as regular job-seekers does have. And also not all companies provide work-from-home environment. If in any case you want to shift to better opportunity and you need to develop your skills again.