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Do You Work From Home?

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In today’s world we have more options than ever when it comes to where and how we work.  Most corporations are offering flex-time for most of their employees to work from home at least one day a week.  This offers the opportunity for more flexible work schedules, while potentially reducing overhead costs for employers associated with office space, utilities and office equipment.  Recently I read a blog outlining the 50 Best Companies For Work Flexibility and I was surprised to learn that some companies that promote that they offer flex-time may discourage the employee from using it.

You may also be finding more and more “pop-up” shared work environments like WeWork.  WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. They transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. Is this a movement toward humanizing work? I love the concept for those of us who work from home five days and week and depend upon SKYPE to connect to the outside world.  Shared work spaces allow for the opportunity to create structure and a defined place to work.

Currently I have two standing desk spaces in my home.  One is a full size height adjustable desk from Ergotron and the other from Lorell is a small, portable riser that I can easily move from one location to another. Having the ability to stand throughout my day helps to energize the mind while simply just getting blood flowing.

Did you know that the average adult sits for more than 11 hours a day?  That is incredible!  Our sedentary lives are contributing to our overall health.  Here are tips and tricks to get you back moving. Movement at Work Will Change Your Life.

Whether you work from home full or part-time it is important not to fall into the modern-day pitfalls of working too many hours or sacrificing your personal health to meet the extreme deadlines placed on us today.  Choose a work environment that enhances your workstyle.  And above all else…. listen to what your body is telling you, and you will enjoy your career so much more.

Author, Christine Berquam

April 9, 2018