This article is almost exactly one year old, and while the rest of the world has yet to catch on, a lot of businesses and individual get to practice workshifting, and this is something my company employs as well, sort of.
We have 2 full-time employees based in the “home country”, and 1 part-time employee based elsewhere in the world with a 12-hour time difference.
Full time employees only hold office when there are in-person meetings, or when there are shipments or deliveries to be made. Ideally, this means this should leave the employees more personal time.
However, as the CEO of a the small company I’ve started up, working in my home office poses a greater challenge in maintaining the work-life balance. Sometimes, I just don’t know when to stop working. Or even when I set time limits on myself, my fingers itch, buttons are pressed, and suddenly, before I realize it, work-related SMS’s or e-mails are sent out.
Which explains why I didn’t / couldn’t sleep in my last entry.
More on work-life balance and proper workshifting in future posts.