Friday, May 08, 2009

Productivity Boo-ster


My boss and I have an on-going tug-of-war.  He prefers that I work in the office and I far prefer working at home. Because I have a fully equipped home office, because I no longer have kids at home, because I’m fanatically self-disciplined, and because I can forget about the commute, the hair-and-make-up routine, and the whole getting-dressed deal (and because I’m still moving so slowly), I can get faaaaar more work done at home. 

And, whereas the sounds of the company office tend to be ringy-dingy office equipment and chattering co-workers, the sounds of my office tend to be more of an incessant, productivity-enhancing puuurrrrrr.

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Goofball said...

ooooh can I borrow Boo to come and nap with me on the sofa together...I'm sure I'll cure a lot faster ;)

Lilly said...

I agree that working from home is much better for both you and for your employer.

When I started working at home after many years of working in a big office I found I could concentrate better and I was much more productive.

In the office I was constantly overhearing other people's conversations and their music and their problems and heard people being paged over an intercom constantly. All of that audio noise was more distracting than I'd realized.

And at the office, I had to be always prepared for some upper-up coming by my desk to check in. So that kept me on edge. From home I send my work in when it is ready and I'm able to concentrate and do the work in a logical fashion, rather than always having it in reviewable shape.

Hope your employer lets you continue working from home!

Anonymous said...

Frankly I don't know how people get anything done in an office with noisy machines and/or people! I get way too easily distracted...would have to wear headphones or something to block out the noise.

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