Pennsylvania State University studied 12,833 telecommuters and found that telecommuting programs are beneficial for both the workers and their employers. The results showed more job satisfaction, less stress, improved work-family balance, and higher performance ratings by supervisors.
Sounds great!!!! So how so you work in a church or non-profit and do this???
It’s not easy. The first hurdle is the boss, and then all the people who give to support your mission. Then the real hurdle: Your ego.
I bring this up because those who work in these sectors sometimes have the biggest problems with the work-family balance issue. There are always more people to help or more souls to save. And there is always a group of people cheering you on as you sacrifice all to do so. So how do you figure out what to do?
The first step is to get to know yourself better. Ask yourself some of the tough questions:
Who am I trying to impress? What am I afraid of? What am I trying to control and why?
As you answer these questions, you may find that telecommuting is not your solution, but rather just choosing to go home when it is time to go home (and then actually focusing on home when you are there!)
Most of us are actually choosing to neglect what we say is important in order to do things that get us positive attention from those we want to impress. We just use the “working for God” as an excuse to get our egos fed.