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The growth of remote and home working practices in the last 5 years
With the economy being in such a terrible mess and with more and more people finding themselves out of work over the last five years, it has meant that many have seen this as an opportunity to start working from home.
There are many ways to make a small living from working at home, the Internet has opened the door to a technological trading world like never before seen or heard of. Websites are appearing all the time, where people can trade ideas, wares, products and services to name but a few of the ventures that are now around for people to start getting involved with.
The rapid advancement in technology has also meant that many people can work from home and communicate with their colleagues at the office in a virtual environment. The need for them to be at the office has been reduced to a great extent by this new and very convenient technology.
For the last few years this trend has been on the increase. It benefits many to work from home, cutting their travelling expenses down is just one of the areas that’s affected. Skype has played a vital role and with its improvements, this is now constantly used by business people globally making deals from country to country that much easier and more cost effective.
In recent years people can communicate with each other no matter where they are in the world. It has opened up trading doors which can be entered from the comfort of an armchair in ones’ own home. There are many advantages to this because office hours do not count in the same way as they would if you were actually sitting at a desk in your office in town.
People like to work from home if they are given the opportunity. However, discipline is the key to everything when it comes to actually doing this. It is not just a question of keeping yourself on track with your work, but also knowing when to call it a day. There are many instances of when people who work from home, let it take over their lives completely, which is not a good scenario.
For the future there will probably more people carrying out their business activities from their homes. It makes perfect sense to not travel distances if the need does not call for it. The beauty is that you are your own boss, even if you are working within a corporate entity, when you are in your own environment.
Computer technology is forever advancing. It is taking giant leaps with every year that passes by. The conclusion to this is that it will enable ever more sophisticated methods of communication between people whether they are in the same country or abroad. We will always need central hubs, such as offices, but maybe the hub everyone is looking to these days is one in a technological sense of the word.