Home is Where the Office Is

Opiela, Nancy
August 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Aug1996, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p74
Academic Journal
The article describes the emerging habit of the U.S. office goers to work at home instead of office due to technological development. While fewer interruptions and customized technology increase productivity, working from home even part-time--can improve the balance between work and personal life. Technology is changing so fast, that working styles change frequently. With telephones, fax machines, e-mails, cell phones and pagers all offering more ways to stay in touch with ones office or clients, most planners report that working successfully from home requires that one set limits, or offer parameters for the clients. Whether or not they set firm office hours, most planners agree that optimum productivity requires carving our a work-space--one that is separate from the living space. As technology continues to advance, its likely that increasing numbers of planners will test productivity issues and explore how to better balance their work and personal lives by establishing a home office.


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