By Sue Ellson
Can you be a hero that Works from Home (WFH)? Either full time or part time? Mostly or hybrid? When it suits you or when you have to?
There are plenty of organisational tips that you can find online to make working from home easier.
But as a gigster, a person who uses technology to attract aligned gigs, I like to use my smarts to make the most of my remote office and my WFH freedom.
- WFH Setup
- Work Smarter not Harder
- Maintain Technology Etiquette
- Keep it Professional
- Manage Relationships
- Say Thank You
- Prepare for your Future
- Wrap Up
Working from home (WFH) is not just about getting the work done each day.
It is about maintaining your professional relationships, sharing your achievements appropriately and showcasing your value within an organisation, profession or industry or with customers and clients.
You need to be prepared for any possible fallouts including changing workloads, reorganisations and retrenchments.
My number one strategy is to maintain your network relationships and keep in touch with your VIP network members at least three times a year, because you never know when you might need to call on them. If nothing else, make sure you are connected to them on LinkedIn so you can reach them even if their contact details change.
2. WFH Setup
I didn’t start out with a dedicated-office-space-suitable-for-clients-to-visit room. Far from it. It was a mouldy room under the house and I got sick. Pneumonia in fact. Took 18 months to get over it.
So make sure you have enough natural light, fresh air and no noxious odours.