Are you one of the many workers who began working from home in response to COVID-19? If so, you may be having conversations with your employer about continuing working from home permanently. In a recent survey, nearly 75% of business leaders surveyed said they expect some of their workforce to continue working remotely when COVID-19 ends (Source: Kovar, 2020).
This shift in employers’ work-from home policies opens up opportunities for many, including people with disabilities. Working from home – and not dealing with the time, costs, and stresses related to commuting and preparing for a day at the office – could be an ideal career opportunity.
Work from Home Self-Assessment
Whether your employer is asking you to continue working remotely or you’re hoping to find an opportunity to work from home, take a few minutes to honestly assess your work style, abilities, and personality. Is it likely you’ll succeed in a permanent work-from-home position? Ask yourself: