About 42 million people — roughly one-third of the U.S. workforce — work from home at least one or two days a week.
If you are a leader of work-from-home employees, share the new book, There’s No Place Like Working From Home, with them. Share it particularly with an employee new to working from his or her home.
Author Elaine Quinn wrote the book after working as a consultant for 10 years with small business owners who struggled with organization, time management, workflow processes, productivity and related challenges.
The techniques Quinn teaches small home-based business owners also apply to work-from-home employees of large organizations.
“Poor organizational and time management skills are among the top ten reasons small businesses and work-from-home employees fail,” said Quinn. “And being disorganized can cost business owners and corporations lost revenue, wasted time, professional embarrassment, damaged relationships, and missed opportunities.”
There’s No Place Like Working From Home includes chapters on:
- Making your workspace work for you
- Conquering computer challenges
- Staying motivated
- Setting goals and priorities
- Managing your time
- Creating the optimum work/life balance
Prior to founding her consulting business in 2001, Quinn held sales and management positions with various Fortune 100 companies in the pharmaceutical industry where she developed strong skills in productivity and problem-solving.