Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Soliloquy on Working From Home

A couple of decades ago, women began to complain that men should not be the only ones to leave home each day and go into the workplace. They could do it also.

But historically speaking, the idea of adults leaving home each day and working somewhere else is a very, very new concept. It began in the industrial revolution. From an evolutionary standpoint it is not natural. Throughout human history, almost all men and almost all women, in fact, stayed home and worked. All day long.

And children worked alongside them. Children respected the work their parents did. So they respected their parents.

Then men left, their work became abstract, and children lost respect for fathers. The same thing is now happening to mothers.

Working from home is not a new concept. It is a return to the way we did things for thousands of years. That is the realization I had when I first set up a home office in 1997.

Working from home is challenging. But for many people, it reconnects them with their natural state.


Cyndi said...

I completely agree with you. I want to find a company I can trust to work for where I can be home to teach my children the way they should be taught. Chores, school work, etc. They have lost so much...

Enjoyed reading today.

Nauvoo Commuter said...

Do you need a company to help you? What about doing what you do now, on your own, from a desk in your living room or basement?

A lot of companies are too small to be viable clients for employee leasing, or outsourced payroll. A lot of companies. Could you offer to do all the payroll/comp/benefits for a company with three employees? Then when you have 10 or 20 such clients, you quit your day job.

Just an attempt at brainstorming.