For the past 10 years I’ve worked in an office environment. Some were better than others, and all came with their share of office politics, interesting personalities, and pleasant and unpleasant dynamics. Now I work from home, until we get our office space set up for Work It, Mom! There are things I love about it but there are things that I miss about being in an office.
Today what I miss is distraction that is easily attained in any office environment, just by walking over to a colleague or chatting with co-workers in the hallway.
This weekend kicked my butt, in many senses of the word, and I’m glad it’s over. But as I sat down to start my work this morning, I couldn’t focus -I knew I needed to do the weekend-download-chit-chat before I could get some work done. But there is no water cooler to walk over to and no co-worker in the next office to distract.
We had some great discussion about the benefits of working in a corporate environment on Work It, Mom! last week. (Check out Kathy’s blog post and Florinda’s article.) I’d love to hear your thoughts on which you prefer - working at home or in the office - as well as any tips on how to simulate some of the great things about being in an office when you work from home.