Successful remote work starts with the right mindset.
Last but not least, remote working requires the right mindset.
It’s true, working from home offer greater flexibility, but you still need to organize your space and time. Personally, I find it crucial to have a dedicated room.
An exclusively working space allows me avoiding distractions (family, TV, etc.) and reduces the surrounding noises: for me those coming from the outside and, for the rest of the house’s occupants, those generated by a French Channel Sales Executive who talks all day long in video meetings.
But having a home office is also important to maintain a good work-life balance. In fact, while working remotely can be a way to organize your life more easily, it can also do the opposite by taking over your personal space and time.
As my colleague Francesco said, nowadays many tech companies are committed to creating a healthy balance between work and life, even if your office is your living room.
A room is a good boundary: when I leave it I turn off my devices and go back home.
Not to mention the traffic: how would you like to avoid spending an hour a day stuck in the car or in the jungle of public transport?
So, enjoy your family and hobbies, sleep in the morning…it’s your choice!