Organisation key to homeworking, says business expert

Getting organised is one of the most important parts of being a successful homeworker, it has been claimed.

Dan Schawbel, founder of research and managing consulting firm Millennial Branding, wrote on TIME Moneyland that people can convince their management that they can work from home by showing that they can handle their role just as well in their house.

He explained that this means meeting deadlines, producing quality work and always being on time; by consistently achieving these standards of “professionalism”, greater trust will be won.

These comments were made after the release of a Cisco study, which found that 70 per cent of students and young professionals do not think they should necessarily be in an office for a job.

“Businesses are embracing remote workers because the absence of a traditional office environment and hours can increase efficiency and make employees more productive than ever. Workplace flexibility also makes for happier employees,” Mr Schawbel added.

A study by Virgin Media Business cited by Computer Business Review claimed that 60 per cent of people are likely to work from home in the next decade, showing the growth prospects for this type of employment.

Tony Grace, chief operating officer of the firm, accepted that the idea of working at home is nothing new; but suggested that it is set to become the norm in many cases because of the way technology has developed.

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