I have been working from home for the past 6 years and prior to that maintained flexible working arrangements, all while being in the very demanding consulting sector. The benefits of flexibility is extremely valuable for me as a parent and balanced off nicely against the heavy travel periods. But at the same time, if not managed well, it can really impact your productivity, levels of inclusion, professionalism and overall satisfaction/motivation.
Over the years, I have figured out some incredibly helpful tips and tricks along the way to really mitigate for the challenges while promoting the benefits of working from home. Here are my top tips: