It’s that time of the year again that many permanent, regular and even occasional home workings often dread…The school half term.
As our popular guest blogger, Steve Gillies, puts it: “Your perfect quiet and highly productive office environment is about to be disturbed by alien creatures who think you just loaf about all day on the internet or who think you are there on-demand for them”.
That said, it’s doesn’t actually have to be something to ‘dread’. There are a some simple considerations to bear in mind & a few compromises you may need to make – but it’s not something to lose any hair over! Steve has written a number of articles that will help those of us who will be, or are thinking about, working from home during the coming half term.
The very entertaining article ‘Home working in half term?’ looks at several considerations before deciding whether working from home during the school holidays is right for you – so you can avoid unwanted situations where your kids might see you bang you head on the desk like a demented Basil Fawlty.
For those of you who already know you’ll be at home, Steve shares his ‘tricks of the trade’ for successful homeworking. He discusses the challenges that may come about with the children being around the house and some handy tips to overcome these challenges.
For those managers who are not yet convinced about home working, take a look at the article ‘If I can’t see them, I can’t manage them’. This looks at the concerns surrounding home or flexible working and how these can be overcome.
Alternatively, read one of Steve’s latest pieces ‘Are you a barrier to homeworking?’ to find out what the most common obstacles are for organisations adopting flexible or homeworking practices.
To see a full list of articles from Steve, click here.