Our team has been working from our respective homes for the past eleven years. We consciously chose to operate in this manner from the moment our business began in 2009 for a number of important reasons. As a result of working from home we have also been very conscious of how to do this effectively, not only as individuals, but as a team. We have had to make specific decisions about how we communicate, how and when we collaborate, how to make decisions, how to maintain quality and consistency, and how to stay connected and feel part of the TLC team.
Both my wife and I work from home. Our daughters are now 10yrs and 8yrs old. The only thing they have known is us working from home. I have however had to do a lot of travel which has meant been away from home. The advantage we have is that our family know and understand how we work. The challenge for many of you is that your family only know you in a certain way, which means that not only do you need to make a shift in your own mindset, but you also need to shift the mindset of your family and partner.
Now that we know that many organisations and businesses will be shifting to working remotely, I approached our team and asked them to reflect on the last eleven years and identify what has worked for each of them to be most effective at working from home. We share below some of our team’s most impactful insights and wisdom.