The Changes I’ve Seen
Throughout My Years of
Working from HomeIn this issue we feature “Work at Home” Guru, Holly Kile,
hope you enjoy the article as much as we enjoyed speaking
I have worked frommy home for over three decades – yikes,
that’s a long time. When I was an employee of a software
company located 2,500 miles away, I had a remote office,
based in my home, that I worked from when I wasn’t on the
road calling on prospects. So when I ventured into the world
of entrepreneurship 13 years ago, that same home office
became my headquarters.
Here are some changes that I’ve noticed in my years of
• Some people advise that you should dress up and put
your make-up on in order to be more productive in your
remote office. That’s never been the case for me; I believe
it’s a mindset issue. So I LOVE my days of working as long
as I want in my bathrobe and not putting make-up on for
the day. What’s changed however is the availability to do
video conferencing. Bummer – now I have to get ready
to be SEEN on a call!
• Technology improvements have made working remotely
more productive. When I first started working from
home, we had to call someone, from our land line, to
collaborate with them. Imagine that – actually talking
voice to voice! I appreciate the convenience of emailing,
texting and the Internet in general, which has made it
much more efficient to collaborate and communicate.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the danger of the kitchen…
calling my name to come get a chocolate when I’m
procrastinating or conversely, when I’m finished with a task.
Actually, come to think of it, I don’t need a good reason to
head to the kitchen – I’m on my way there right now.
I hope you obtain valuable information to help you work
remotely in this issue. Also be sure to view IT expert,Jeanne DeWitt’s video on Toledo BizTV Shows, How To Keep Productive When Working Remotely.
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