As the world learns to adapt to new restrictions and regulations during this unprecedented pandemic, many people are experiencing working from home for the first time. Many employees, however, have experienced difficulties whilst working remotely due to their places of work being unprepared to manage a remote workforce.
At Ainscough Associates, we have operated with a remote workforce since day 1 of establishing our company. This has put us in an exceptionally strong position during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we have been able to quickly adapt to using remote means to see clients, whilst at the same time allowing our business operations to continue as usual. Each and every member of our team either work from the comfort of their home or in their own office space, with the support, infrastructure and IT systems provided by Ainscough Associates so they can complete a working day efficiently and productively.
• Free time: Working remotely eliminates long commutes and instead gives employees more free time to spend as they wish.
• Environment: If you are working in a commercial office space, there is very little you can do to change the environment around you. When you work from home, you can choose where you work, the temperature of the room, etc, and change any other factors that may influence how comfortable you are.
• Cost-effective: Whilst the cost of your train to work, morning coffee and meal deal may not seem like huge expenses, just think of how much money you could save if you eliminated your commute and were able to prepare all of your own meals and drinks.
Although the aforementioned benefits make it clear remote working is becoming a popular ‘new normal’, some employees find it hard to manage their work/life balance whilst working from home. The below tips may be helpful if you are struggling to balance your home and work life when working remotely.
Every morning walk around your garden or around your block before work, this will mimic a commute to work and help you separate your home and work life.
When working from home it can be difficult to stop working, and you may be tempted to work well into an evening. This will only cause you to burn out, so ensure you set yourself regular working hours and stick to them.
If you live in a busy household, try and find the quietest place possible to work so you are not distracted. If you cannot find a peaceful place in your home, consider hiring office space.
If you are interested in working remotely on either a full or part-time basis, Ainscough Associates is looking for case managers to join our growing team. Contact us today to learn more about our work opportunities.