Productivity at home (2): tips from the FJWTS team

Anthony Haynes writes: FJ Wilson Talent Services (FJWTS) makes extensive use of home- and remote working. I asked members of the team to volunteer tips, based on their own experience, for being productive. Here are some responses. Our candidate interviewer, Gill Wilson, writes: I walk the dog first. That way, she settles down and is less… Read More

Productivity at home: (1) managing your online activity

Anthony Haynes writes: The internet is a wonderful thing. Many people would not be able to work at home, or remotely, without it.  But there are also disadvantages. You’re working at home or in. say, a cafe. You decide to go online for some reason — for example, to check some information. Then you think,… Read More

Challenges of working from home (4): time

Anthony Haynes writes: The first post in this series suggested that, for all its advantages, working from home (wfh) entails some challenges too — of four types, namely those concerning: place equipment people time Today we conclude the series by considering the last of these. Specific challenges There are a host of specific challenges concerning… Read More

Practical tips for working with remote workers

Anthony Haynes writes: On his own blog, Richard Whiteside, who works as a freelancer, has written an excellent post on how organisations can get the best out of the freelancers they work with. Much of his advice would apply too to the management of employees who work remotely. In the usual way I would reblog… Read More

Challenges of working from home (3): people

Anthony Haynes writes: The first post in this series suggested that, for all its advantages, working from home (wfh) entails some challenges too — of four types, namely those concerning: place equipment people time Previously we’ve considered place and equipment; here we consider people. Too little social interaction — or too much? (A) SOCIAL CAPITAL:… Read More