Do you work from home?
It has its ups and downs as we discover every day, but we can make our lives a lot easier by following simple advice, even as basic as getting dressed like you would for the office. It often comes down to subtle behaviors that affect your performance and affect the impression that your clients are picking up on.
The following article from INC.com gives a good insight into what could be done to improve your performance.
There are so many benefits to working from home that everyone should consider it at some stage in their career. The lack of commute can save the majority of workers about 1.5 hours per day which can be up to 20% of your working day, so the upside is huge.
However, do you want your clients to know? Why not? Would it affect their view of you and your company? Could your business suffer? Does it detract from your professionalism?
Of course it should not, but you can take a number of precautions to make sure your reputation is kept high. Buying a noise-cancelling headset with a mute button can screen out those tell-tale noises like your front door bell ringing half way through an important call. People can’t visualize your home but they can certainly visualize your office and that is exactly what you and them to see and hear.
This is where Apex Office Centers can help. We can add a layer of professionalism to your company. Let us answer your phone for you and pass the calls on to you, wherever you are. Having a receptionist make you ‘bigger’ than you really are and if you’re busy we can take a message and you don’t miss out on important calls. We can also schedule clients in for meetings and arrange your appointments which again adds weight and authority to you and your company.
Using out suite address for client meetings is obviously better than meetings in coffee shops, you get the added benefit of a live receptionist to greet your client and to keep both parties aware of anyone running late etc. Also though, the suite address can be used for your deliveries and packages that you need rather than having them dropped off at your home address.
*Simple things……. but impressions are anything but simple.
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~ The Apex Office Centers Team ~