"Well, have you been productive at home?" Working from home doesn't have to be a career killer! 5 tips on how to work demonstrably efficiently and successfully in the home office.

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Attractive balance to the office day

Wake up, prepare for work in peace - without hectic, traffic jams and noise. Sounds great, doesn't it? With the home office regulation, modern work arrangements create an attractive balance to everyday office life.

No distraction by the colleagues in the large office, concentrated work in the home environment - this sounds quite good. And work 4.0 is just really trendy.

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Yet there is in the beautiful new Working world also some difficulties and snags: children, for example, who suddenly Office storm, unexpected calls or the doorbell. On the other hand, you have to discipline yourself not to work too much.

These unexpected challenges put the result-oriented work in the home office to the test and require it Discipline. Dr. Job shows how you can avoid the typical home office traps and gives tips on how to successfully use flexible working models.

5 tips on how to master a career in the home office:

1. Define goals for the home office days

The Executive will only support your work in the home office and the associated absence from the office if your Team provide regular updates and results.

The supervisor notices positive True to the effects, working in the home office is also better accepted by colleagues and, above all, by the boss. So get acquainted beforehand clearwhat you want to achieve that day and regularly communicate progress in the team, ideas and results.

2. Organize your home office

If possible, plan days in the home office as early as possible. As is well known, the beginning of the week is hectic, so working from home is particularly suitable towards the end of the week. Don't forget: announce your absence from the office in good time! There are also a few things to consider when it comes to working from home:

3. Stay visible

Your availability is important so that the boss has the feeling that you are in spite of physical Distance fast and to be able to speak spontaneously, for example with the help of a live chat. This is all the more true for longer phases in the home office:

If you are only known to your manager through emails and short phone calls, you will disappear from the career radar faster than you think. Get ready I aufmerksam, deliver results and keep Contact with the colleagues. A joint lunch or a beer after work help to stay up to date and at the same time show presence.

4. Create a separate work zone

Draw a clear boundary between your office and the rest of your home. For that, you should be able to close the door so that you and the rest of the Family it is clear that they are “at work”. Otherwise the planned rest will soon be over!

If a separate study is not logistically possible, a separate work corner would be a good idea Alternatives. However, your own desk with a comfortable chair is essential for working at home, otherwise the next visit to the orthopedist is inevitable.

5. What remains important is a good work-life balance

Especially with young professionals Work-Life Balance a decisive criterion for accepting a job offer. About the career and that privacy optimally coordinate with each other, make sure that you don't overwhelm yourself even in the home office. Setting fixed working hours can help.

Who does not know it: “unattended” one tends to work more intensively and longer to justify his absence in the office in front of himself. And no, nobody expects 24/7 availability.

In addition, the home office also offers the option of playing basketball with your son at lunchtime, doing some shopping in the supermarket or running the washing machine at the same time. You can be very efficient with your time by taking full advantage of working from home.

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