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Working from Home: A Self-Assessment

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

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:

Work From Home Tips and Success Stories from Ticket to Work

SSA’s Ticket to Work program recently published “Make Working from Home Work for You.” The article describes how working from home helped two Ticket to Work program participants advance their careers and shares tips on how to be successful in establishing and maintaining a work from home career.