Dealing with the challenges
Although flexible working can bring many benefits for the employee, including greater work-life balance, flexible working also brings its own challenges.
These can include:
- Finding it hard to ‘switch off’ When you are working remotely and are constantly accessible by email, Skype, mobile phone and so on, it can be hard to make sure you get the time you need for rest and relaxation
- Isolation and loneliness If you are not working in the same office as colleagues, you may find you feel isolated unless you take steps to stay connected
- Motivation Some people find it hard to keep themselves motivated and productive if they are away from an office and potentially surrounded by distractions.
- Creating a suitable environment Not every employee lives in a house that lends itself to working from home. Unless you can create a suitable, peaceful working space, you may find it hard to work productively.
There are effective strategies that can be employed to help you deal with these and any other challenges you may face, so that you achieve the work-life balance you are looking for.
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