Friday, May 12, 2006

Some of the Disadvantages of working from a Home / Virtual Office

# Lack of face-to-face communication increases chances of miscommunications or misunderstandings
# Technical difficulties hindering communications or work progress
# Feelings of separation or disassociation among employees
# Less camaraderie among workers meaning possibilities for less cohesive work teams
# Problems separating your free time from your work time because your work is always "there
# Less convenient to run errands at lunch time
# Feelings of isolation if you are always home alone
# Lack of support - both administrative and managerial

Your job is to identify the disadvantages that apply to your business and turn them into advantages....

You may need the knowledge of a professional, especially initially, to really make this work. Through good planning, communication, and outside technical support when needed, your virtual office can succeed and help foster future virtual businesses.

Benefits for business for employees working at home..

With increasing numbers of employees working at home - or using home as a working base for at least part of the week - it's clear there are a number of benefits for business, such as:
improved retention of employees, eg homeworking can help retain working parents with childcare responsibilities a wider pool of applicants from which to recruit, eg disabled people who may prefer to work from home possible productivity gains through staff having fewer interruptions and less commuting time increased staff motivation with reduced stress and sickness levels savings on office space and other facilities possible location of sales staff near clients rather than being based in your premises

Monday, May 01, 2006

Work from Home Tips : Some warning signs of scammer companies: -

# They use free Web hosting services (such as Tripod or Geocities).

# They use free Web email services (such as Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail).

# They use Post Office boxes for mailings and don't disclose their real addresses.

# They won't give you a telephone number where you can contact them.