As more and more companies are reducing office space, it is important to take the time to think about what you would do if you were offered a job working from home.
Some people might quickly say, “I want to work from home!” The idea of having more flexibility and coming and going as you please may sway that decision. However, be careful to think about the long term: Does it make sense for you and the success of your career?
Here are some points, both positive and negative, to consider about working in an office:
Conversely, points to ponder about working from home:
I am sure there are many more points to consider but hopefully this list will be a good starting point to help you make the decision that is best for you and your career. The wrong move could lead to poor performance or even termination.
Follow your heart – you know what is best for you and your career. If you know that you can be more effective working from home and are very self-motivated, working from home may be a great option. There is also no shame in saying, “Working from home is not suited for my personality”. Have the confidence to know yourself and what will lead you to the most success.
Sharon Gates, Global Account Executive
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