Just like different jobs require a certain set of personality traits in order to be considered suitable for the job, a work at home mom also should have some characteristics which will ensure that the person is able to perform better and efficiently when working at home.
Because the environment and the setup of working at home is different than a regular office, a work at home person needs to make certain adjustments in the manner of working and the approach to handling situations. The following are some qualities that are useful to imbibe in a work at home person. These qualities will help you combat the drawbacks of working at home more effectively.
The Ability to Multi-Task
So you are going to be working from home. Since you are at home there might be several things that require your attention. I mean, that is one of the reasons why you chose to work from home so that you could give time and attention to to other aspects of your family life. You will often need the ability to multitask to juggle your work and other responsibilities. But that is not the only reason why you will need to multitask. Since you are working in your home and not in an office, unless you hire an assistant, you will have to do several things yourself. if you had someone to take out printouts for your or take your calls in the office, these will have to be done by you.
The Ability To Separate and Delineate Work Boundaries
you are working at home. There are so many distractions which could include children, television, friends etc. At most times you will be able to work the best when you make separate boundaries for work time and place. Do not allow yourself to be disturbed during work hours and make sure that your family and friends also understand this. Of course the work schedule can be flexible also which is again one of the biggest reasons for choosing to work at home. Which brings us to the next quality of a work at home mom, Flexibility
Ability to Be Flexible
Since there are going to be many more factors in play when you are going to be working at home you might need to exercise a good deal of flexibility in order to handle work. If other responsibilities pull you away from work during the day or a weekday, you might have to be prepared to work late nights and weekends to finish the assignment.
Ability to Communicate Clearly
This quality works because since you are telecommuting most of the interactions might happen over the email and the phone. Since it is not face to face interaction, the ability to not only understand clearly but also to communicate clearly is required to ensure that everyone involved understands all aspects of the job.