If you’re like me, you may have the ability to work from home, but you don’t utilize that ability as often as you’d like. I am currently working from home and, as I write this, I am overcome with paranoia. Do my co-workers think I’m being a slacker by working from home today? Is my boss secretly mad that I worked from home today?
I would be willing to bet that I’m not the only one who suffers anxiety when working from home. But, really, I shouldn’t feel bad about it. I am highly productive when I work from home – probably more productive than I am when I’m in the office and constantly interrupted by meetings and distracted by that dreaded open office background chatter. So why do I feel shame when I work from home?
We were curious if others were experiencing guilt or shame as a result of working from home. So PGi conducted a survey to see how remote workers perceived their non-remote coworkers’ attitudes towards telecommuting. Surprisingly, only 24 percent of respondents experienced guilt or shame about teleworking, an exciting statistic that demonstrates how attitudes towards telecommuting are changing for the better.
The Work from Home Flowchart will help you examine your current circumstances and to do list to decide if working from home is best for you. If you are trying to justify working from home, look no further than the Work from Home Flowchart below which will help you decide if you should telecommute.
For more on the shifting attitudes surrounding remote work, check out our Remote Work Shaming Survey Results and join us in celebrating the widespread support for remote work and a healthier work-life balance.