Home Office Advantage: How One Entrepreneur Improved His Business

Why work from home?

If you have a home-based business, if you are a consultant or small entrepreneur you are already working from home. If you work in a large corporate office, here is a simple and sound reason to work from home regularly: to focus on a project or task without the gazillion inevitable distractions that occur when others are around.

 

busy coporate office, simultanous conversations

Busy offices are distracting.

Michael Simmons of Transport Training Solutions, a $3 million a year and growing Australian company works from his home office one day a week.  He says he needs to “get away from the hustle and bustle of the office and just clear my head to focus on things that are important to the business without reacting to every little thing that was going on around me.” He is a regular “remote boss.”

Studies support that people who do “creative” work at home – and I include problem solving, proposal writing, strategizing, etc. as creative work – perform better than when they work in a busy multi-person office.  It may be the distraction factor in large offices.

An additional perk: “It’s also a great way to empower staff to deal with stuff when I’m not around.”

This sounds like a win:win for everyone.

Simmons has instituted a similar work-from-home policy for his employees and is impressed with the results. Consider doing this for yourself or for your employees.

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photo by Victor1558

Comments

  1. Judy Osborne says:

    Another good post. Thinking of how to get the book [Wisdom for Separated Parents:Rearranging Around the Children to Keep Kinship Strong] into paperback and doing another one about stepmothers in their 60’s and 70’s. Another wisdom kind of thing. Judy