As someone who has now officially worked at home for all of one week, I am by no means an expert when it comes to working from home. Personally, I much prefer the energy and excitement of being in the office and interacting in person with our team and clients. That said, in preparation for my switch from the office to home, I did quite of bit of research and planning to ensure that I could maintain a high level of efficiency and effectiveness even from my remote workspace. Here are some tips that I have found helpful.
Life for accounting and finance leaders is more stressful than ever as businesses are growing, technology is changing, accounting updates and tax regulations are becoming increasingly complex and demand for top accounting and finance talent is accelerating. In this environment, corporate accounting and finance leaders are often forced to make some hard decisions. Do we place necessary projects on the back burner so we can keep up with our daily tasks? Do we enter into a demanding search for a highly qualified full-time employee who fits into our unique culture? Do we ask our team to buckle down and pick up a few more hours each week (or each day) to help the company get through this phase? In making these decisions we strive to provide a better work/life balance for our employees, protect the company culture we have worked so hard to attain, and most importantly avoid losing our best and brightest employees because they feel overworked and undervalued.