Attractive balance to the office day
Wake up, prepare for work in peace - without hassle, traffic jams and noise. Sounds great, right? With the Home Office scheme, modern work arrangements create an attractive balance to everyday office life.
No distraction by the colleagues in the large office, concentrated work in the home environment - this sounds quite good. And work 4.0 is just really trendy.
Because of work 4.0
But there are also some difficulties and pitfalls in the beautiful, new world of work: for example, children who suddenly storm the office, unexpected calls or the doorbell. Conversely, you also have to discipline yourself not to work too much.
These unimagined challenges put results-oriented work in the home office to the test and require discipline. Dr. Job shows you how to escape the typical home office traps and gives tips on how to successfully work with flexible work models.
5 Tips on how to master home careers:
1. Define goals for the home office days
The boss will only support your work in the home office and the associated absence in the office if you Team provide regular updates and results.
If the supervisor perceives noticeably positive effects, working in the home office is also better accepted by colleagues and above all by the boss. Learn in advance what you want to achieve on the day and communicate regularly progress, ideas and results in a team.
2. Organize your office at home
Plan days in the home office, if possible, early. It is known that the beginning of the week is more hectic, so working at home is particularly appropriate towards the end of the week. Do not forget: Announce your absence in the office in time! There are also a few things to note about the timing of the home office:
- You save the way to work, but you are not completely flexible in the home office.
- In principle, the employer provides so-called core working times, in which you must be reachable.
- Nevertheless, you can and should treat yourself to breaks!
- Only with relaxing compensation moments can you really work productively and go to the end of the day in the well-earned celebration evening.
3. Stay visible
Their accessibility is important, so that the boss has the feeling that you can speak quickly and spontaneously despite physical distance, for example with the help of a live chat. For longer phases in the home office this applies even more:
If you are only aware of your supervisor through emails and short phone calls, you will disappear faster from the career radar than you think. Attract attention, deliver results, and stay in touch with colleagues. Having lunch together or after-work beer will help you to stay "up to date" while showing your presence.
4. Create a separate workzone
Draw a clear line between the study and the rest of your apartment. For that you should be able to close the door so that it is clear to you and the rest of the family that they are "at work". Otherwise it is over quickly with the planned rest!
If your own workroom logistically not in there, a separate work area would be a good alternative. A separate desk with a comfortable chair is essential for working at home, otherwise the next visit to the orthopedist is already pre-programmed.
5. What is important is a balanced work-life balance
Especially in young professionals, the work-life balance is a decisive criterion for the acceptance of a job offer. In order to optimally align your career and your private life, make sure you do not overwhelm yourself in the home office. Fixing fixed working times can help.
Who does not know it: "unattended" one tends to work more intensively and longer to justify his absence in the office from himself. And no, no one expects 24 / 7 availability.
In addition, the home office also offers the opportunity to play basketball with the son at noon, do shopping at the grocery store or let the washing machine run alongside. You can use your time very efficiently if you make the most of the benefits of working from home.
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