The reason some bosses hate the idea of you working from home is they think you are going to slack off.
Being a boss sucks at times because, let’s be honest, some employees can be really difficult. And because someone was a jerk everyone else suffers. People actually do pretend they are working when they are not.
Anyone that has worked at home for a while knows that you can get a lot more done without distractions, and if you are that sort of person, that takes your job seriously, and feel responsible for getting things done, you know that some people can spend 10 hours a day in an office and do bugger all.
Last week I blogged about the importance of timesheets to monitor working from home. If you are a productive person that won’t worry you. Embrace it.
But timesheets are not enough. You need to establish measures of productivity that suit your business. This is where you start to get into the cool stuff because, if your organisation does this right, everyone can prosper.
Measure Outputs AND Inputs
My advice, for what it’s worth, if that you, yes you. kick off a project with your boss that aims to measure and report productivity. Don’t wait till it’s too late.
The dog is not going to walk itself.