A company from Singapore conducted a two year study in which half of the staff worked from home for four days a week while the other half came into the office five days a week. The results showed an overall increase in productivity equivalent to approximately one workday. It also revealed that work from home employees tend to stay in their jobs longer and they're happier.
My dad has told me that for as long as I can remember.
Whenever I find myself eager for things to happen, frustrated by delays, anxious that my hopes and dreams will remain just that, I remind myself, 'Life is a long distance event.'
Last week Danielle Robbins interviewed me for a video interview series that she has put together. She asked me plenty of questions about how I started in business, what I love, what I don't love and where I find my inspiration.
Video feels awkward to me but I know that I enjoy seeing others talk on screen so I figured you might like to see me do the same. I could be wrong but I'll leave the choice up to you.
I love my work. Every moment of it. Really. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy most and to juggle it successfully with the other facets of my life - kids, husband, household, family, friends, volunteer roles and wellbeing.
It has been a long road to get to this point and the road leads onwards - thankfully. Satisfying careers are a work in progress and from my experience there's a lot of adaptability required, particularly if you want to create a good mix of fulfilling career and happy family.
Today I'm talking money, which is an uncomfortable topic at the best of times but a really important one when it's your responsibility to generate it. I'm going to start with a great and wondrous realisation that I made 14 years ago when my first $200 payment dropped into my bank account...