There are a huge number of positive benefits which come from working at home; however, there are also the downsides.
Firstly, the benefits of working from a home office are plentiful and at first glance fairly obvious; no commuting in heavy traffic every day, lower travel expenses, and a certain amount of freedom on the hours you choose to work.
However, there are some people who may find that working from a home office is a completely different way of working and takes some getting used to. There are certain things that you need to adopt in order to ensure that you get the most out of your working day. You need to be focused and motivated to ensure success.
Excellent communication is a key factor of working at home and it is crucial that you have various forms of contact with the outside world whilst sitting at your office desk at home. This could be to ensure that you have email, internet facilities and a mobile phone etc.
A very useful item to have if you need to talk to groups of people at any one time is to have a video cam attached to your screen so you can chat to who you like whilst sat in your office chair.