I spent three days a week for about two years working from home, so I understand where Jeremy is coming from with his comments about people assuming you’ve just had a holiday. I used to get the same problem, although ironically I still found myself less distracted at home with two babies than I did in the office with 70 adults.
My answer was that I had a separate study, and when I was in there, I was working. If I wasn’t in there, I wasn’t. That worked really well for me, but then again I suspect I have quite a good work ethic. So, I don’t think you need to have a separate building to work in, or an office in an office block or anything, you just need a designated time and place, and stick to that.
[tags: work home telecommute]