To the text

Better work, information as desired: We give you the information you really need and are committed to a better and more ecological working environment. When Book Publisher Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® with Unique Book Concept and eCourses we offer over 20 years of experience in Corporate Publishing - with Clients like Samsung, Otto, Governmental Institutions. Publisher Simone Janson also heads the Institute Berufebilder Yourweb, which awards scholarships and belongs to one of the top 10 female German bloggers, referenced in ARD, FAZ, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .

Disclosure & Image Rights: Image rights with Dirk Kreuter.

Here writes for you:

dirk-kreuterDirk Kreuter is one of the most influential thought leaders in the fields of distribution, sales and acquisition. Kreuter is the owner of the Kreuter company: new customers with a guarantee! He is CSP - Certified Speaker Professional, Trainer of the Year 2010, Speaker of the Year 2011. Together with Christian Wulff, the German SME Summit has named Dirk Kreuter TOP CONSULTANT for the last four years in a row. From 2012 to 2014 he taught as a lecturer at the Steinbeis Transfer Institute as part of the Professional Speaking GSA certificate course. After Dirk Kreuter began product-related sales training in 1991, he completed training as a trainer at the professional association of German sales promoters and trainers in 1994. Kreuter gave the first seminars abroad for English customers in 2007 in Eastern Europe. As an author, co-author and co-editor, he brought out 30 publications. All texts by Dirk Kreuter.

Home office is pointless: 3 reasons against unproductive work at home

Home Office or office? Opinions have been divided on this for many years. Flexible work is hard to find in fashion, but decisions are made again and again Company against it. 3 reasons why this is correct - because working from home is simply pointless.

empty Carpenter

Why is home office pointless?

Als vor einigen Jahren die Entscheidung von IBM diskutiert wurde, das Homeoffice abzuschaffen, war es nach Yahoo bereits das zweite IT-Unternehmen, das diesen Schritt ging. Ich erinnere mich noch gut: 2004 habe ich mein zweites Buch herausgebracht, „Verkaufs- und Arbeitstechniken für den Außendienst“. Mittlerweile ist das Buch in der fünften Auflage erschienen.

But when I submitted the first manuscript to the publisher, the editor asked for a chapter on the subject of home office. I hadn't originally planned that, because I wanted to write something about sales and distribution and less about the subject of self-organization. Nevertheless, I complied with the lecturer's request.

Just because it's fashionable doesn't mean it's good

I admit I had to do some research on the internet to get some ideas of what to write about in a chapter like this. At the time, I had already had twelve years of home office experience behind me. Since then, my employees and I have lived in a large office building for three years. Even then I was able to illuminate both sides of the coin quite objectively.

Today is Work-Life Balance very fashionable due to flexible workplace solutions and is offered by more and more employers. Reason enough to take a look at working from home and its disadvantages and dangers. What do I mean by that?

From Yahoo to IBM: 3 reasons against working from home

  1. Comfort hurts productivity: When you work from home, you have access to a wide range of conveniences. Too great a convenience, too great a comfort is not good for your productivity. Working from home can be devastating to your productivity, quality of life, marriage, children, and the overall success of your business. When you make yourself comfortable, you are less active. Being less active means that you are not reaching your full potential, especially your sales potential. Working from home is very dangerous because you may be too relaxed about it.
  2. Too much self-discipline is necessary: The decision by IBM to close the home office is currently being discussed. IBM is not alone in this. Do you know what the first official decision of the new Yahoo boss Ms. Marissa Mayer was? She pronounced a ban on home workplaces. One reason was productivity, the other because it's not a business idea! The idea of ​​a company is that people work together there and so a certain philosophy is internalized and communicated, which also creates new ideas. In one Team Working together can also be very motivating and productive. I can understand Marissa Mayer. In my team, too, there is always the idea of ​​working from home one day a week. With all love: that doesn't matter Sense! ... especially not with our small team of 20 employees. And when I look at the direct sales positions, such as telephone sales, I say: impossible! There are too many distractions, too high a level of self-discipline.
  3. Too much distraction: When working successfully from home, everything depends on self-discipline. If you want results, you need incredible self-discipline. Your home is full of distractions: your partner, your children, your pets, the TV, your computer, your smartphone, your couch and your own bed for a quick nap. Believe me, only the really disciplined can be productive in this environment. Many companies around the world offer their employees to work from home at least once a week. If you ask these employees, over 50% say that they are happier with this arrangement. I bet you will be happier with it, but are you productive at it? If your own kitchen is only a few feet away from your workplace and it regularly invites you to take a break, or if your TV is in the same room you want to work in, then a home office is 99% for everyone, at least for them As far as productivity is concerned, the worse solution. I still remember how it was at the beginning of my time in sales, when I was still a sales representative with home office. My partner was of the opinion that the moment I got home, I would accompany her to the grocery store, bring the laundry down, take the groceries out of the cart, take away the rubbish, empty the dishwasher, briefly mow the lawn, for any Could watch things briefly and so on. My productivity on days like this was just above zero. Without question: it was nice to spend the day in my familiar surroundings and with my partner, but my productivity and my success were below average on these days.

3 important tips for working from home

If you still want to work from home, I have 3 important tips for you:

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse or series Download. Actions or news via Newsletter!

  1. Do you have fixed times: When does your workday begin? When are you going to break and when to leave?
  2. Do you have a permanent office? Use a space that is only intended for your work! There is no TV in this room! There are no things you can distract! A space for maximum productivity.
  3. Make Contracts: Make a written agreement with everyone in your household. An agreement that everyone signs: Record there when you go to work or your home office, when you have a break and when the day ends for you. During this time, interference is completely prohibited. Everyone should sign this, so that everyone really should clear is what it's about. Possibly a radical step, but this is the only way to keep your productivity up.

Why Starbucks is better than working from home

A few days ago I had a podcast interview with entrepreneur Matthew Mockridge. We talked about offices and he said that he started his first start-up in a Starbucks coffee shop. He also did not have a home office and made a conscious decision not to work from home.

Starbucks wouldn't be the ideal place for me, but I like the idea. If you have a lot of distraction at home and you don't want to put your relationship to your environment to the test with disciplinary measures, then I recommend renting day offices.

There is an advantage in paying money for your office

This has another advantage, because if you pay money to go to your office every time, you will be very productive in your day - if it is your own money. If the Manager pays, he will make sure that you are as productive as possible that day.

Conclusion: Home office: yes, if you have maximum self-discipline and you agree on clear rules with those around you in advance. Otherwise, get out there, find a different work environment, and you'll be more successful one way or another.

In diesem Sinne wünsche ich Ihnen viel Erfolg und „Fette Beute“

PS: Yes there is, the exception: I also have a home office once or twice a month, whenever I write texts. Texts, such as for the newsletter that you have just read or, for example, for books or audio books, for specialist articles and of course when a new seminar concept or lecture concept is developed.

This is also my home at the kitchen table. In the office, I would never have the peace and concentration for what, among other things, is because I do not have my own workplace in the office. Why? I'm there a maximum of one day a week there, there would be space and resource waste.

Buy text as PDF

Acquire this text as a PDF (only for own use without passing it on according to TERMS & CONDITIONS): Please send us an eMail with the desired title to support [at] berufebilder.de, we will then send the PDF to you immediately. You can also purchase text series.

3,99 Book now

Find out more - our books on the subject

Or for a little more directly buy a whole book or eCourse on this topic, read on. Here you will find a suitable selection.

Buy eCourse on Demand

Up to 30 lessons with 4 learning tasks each + final lesson as a PDF download. Please send us an eMail with the desired title to support [at] berufebilder.de. Alternatively, we would be happy to put your course together for you or offer you a personal, regular one eMail-Course - all further information!

19,99 Book now

  • book review




    book review




    book review




    book review




    book review

  • book review




    book review




    book review




    book review




    book review

  • book review




    book review




    book review




    book review




    book review

  • book review




    book review




    book review




    book review




    book review

One answer to "Home office is pointless: 3 reasons against unproductive work at home"

  1. Home office is pointless: 3 reasons - Dirk Kreuter - press portal says:

    [...] You continue in the BERUFEBILDER blog from Simone [...]

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

Ja, I would like to be informed about the latest promotions and offers via Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.

EnglishDeutsch
error: warning The content is protected!