Working remotely can be challenging, in terms of motivation and communication. It also can be a great opportunity for personal growth, as well as heightened productivity. When I started working from a home office nine years ago, it was a drastic change from driving to an office and wearing professional attire five days a week. I heard endless jokes about working in my pajamas, taking afternoon naps, and lollygagging through the workday.
In reality, I dressed for work – including doing my hair and makeup – every day, my productivity increased, and I stayed engaged with my counterparts at our headquarters and branch office locations. The downside: I sometimes forgot to take lunch until late afternoon, and I had to fight the urge to wander into my office and “do a few more things” before bed. Continue reading “Don’t Wear Your Pajamas: 7 Tips for Remote Workers”