I’ve blogged about home offices a bit over the past few months. It seems to me that people are beginning to look at alternative lifestyle options that may mean a lengthy commute to the office every day.
At the same time however the technology has matured to the point where it doesn’t matter where you work, you can still be in touch with your colleagues and have access to your office computer system. Or you can set up your own business based in an office at your home.
Recently newspapers have picked up on this trend. The latest article I’ve seen was in the Dominion Post on 28 April.
Working from home isn’t for everyone as noted in this article in the New Zealand Herald.
The Christchurch earthquake has no doubt contributed to the good advice from the New Zealand Government business web site here.
And further afield comes advice about work life balance when you are working from your home.
And there’s lots more in magazines, other newspapers and numerous web sites.
While many of these articles are about working at your office job from your home, the same advice applies to those considering setting up a home based business.
No matter what sort of work you’re doing from your home, you need to have good systems and processes for coping with the information you need to do that work.