Due to modern and advanced technology, the concept of working from traditional office space has been fading. Lots of people involved in business are now more interested to the concept of working from home. This also applies to real estate business. Many companies start considering to let their employees work from home in hope to increase productivity and reduce employee cost.
Misconceptions about working from home for handling Real Estate Business
Comprehensive studies have been conducted to find out benefits of working from home. The result showed that it indeed increased productivity by 13%. It also reduced employee cost about 50%. However, there are still misconceptions going on about working from home. Here are some of them.
- Some people believe that handling real estate business from home sacrifices security. This misconception is understandable since employer has to let their employees working from home and risk the security of data of the company being sent back and forth. However, it is not as extreme as it sounds since it isn’t substantiated. As mentioned before that technology has advanced which means you can rely on qualified IT team to handle this issue.
- Another misconception is the productivity will be decreased once you let your employees working from home. As mentioned earlier that even comprehensive study showed that working from home indeed results in significant increase in productivity by 13% compared to employees working from the office. Thus, it is only a type of fear resulted in misconception. By working from home, employees find less distraction instead. Thus, they can focus more on their work.
- Next misconception is that by letting employees working from home ruins company culture. This is most common issue feared by employers. However, it is important to keep in mind that company culture is founded on respect and how it treats employees. Company culture won’t be ruined only by letting employees work from home. it can grow if managers make conscious efforts to show appreciation as well as maintain positive morale in the team.
- Another misconception is that working from home will make it hard to maintain contact with remote workers. It is true that remote workers can’t be reached in the office. However, it doesn’t mean they cannot be reached at all. You can rely on technology for this issue. There are many programs and tools which can facilitate constant communication within employees and employer. You can even reach your employees by phone.
Basically, there are no big differences or changes on how you tackle all real estate business work related from office or home. You can do it efficiently and successfully by making clear plan. You can plan list of tasks you need to accomplish.
If you are business owner, you need to encourage and inform your employee to do the same. Making a plan will make the work easier. It is even better when the list include time schedule in details. Then, it is also important to stick to the schedule you have made. Thus, you will accomplish your goal on time.