A: The benefits of working from home are numerous, but for the most part they are not fully understood by the average person. There are many people who work from home either at least occasionally or on a regular basis, and they have learned how to do so productively. It is my hope that the following information will be helpful to those who have yet to discover the advantages of working from home.
A: Working from home requires that you be able to work independently. You will not have the benefit of being around your coworkers or other people in your office who can answer your questions or help you with problems. Therefore it is important to be able to handle challenges by yourself. This includes being able to take initiative, keeping track of time, keeping up with phone calls, emails, etc., and performing tasks timely without having to wait for somebody else.
B: Another difficulty sometimes encountered by people who work from home is isolation. Since you are not cooped up in an office building with others, it is easy to become isolated and lose touch with others. To avoid this, many people choose to work from home only one or two days per week, and spend those days socializing with friends, shopping, etc. This allows them to maintain their connections and stay in touch with what is happening in the outside world.
A: Working from home has many advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing for any individual to do is find a balance between keeping tabs on what is going on in the world and keeping yourself socially and emotionally healthy and productive.