Working from Home: Pros and Cons

Making the decision to really give up a high flying job with potential, and give up the 9-to-5 office-based job is a lot harder than you might imagine. Sure, if you guaranteed anyone that it would 100% work, then making the decision would be simple. Most people working in offices want to be elsewhere, let’s face it, and it was the same for me.

So what are the hurdles you have to overcome to make it work? The cons? These can be summed up as:

  • Distractions from your home life – TV, social media, friends, and family
  • Loneliness
  • Distance from colleagues – if you have colleagues
  • Discipline – you need to self-motivate
  • Blurring the line between home life and work life

However, get these things right, and there are many, many pluses to working from home including:

  • Flexibility to design your own schedules
  • Ability to take more time off
  • No commute
  • No micromanaging bosses
  • You can work where you want
  • You can wear what you want

You can read my full article to find out more about my pros and cons of working from home.

Jenny Holt is a former HR executive turned freelance writer, who now spends more time with her young family and aging, but ever eager Labrador, Rover.