In the past week we have seen Best Buy and Yahoo decide to revoke their employees benefit to telecommute (work from home) in an effort to stabilize their failing business structures. We’re wondering what your thoughts are on this?
In the real estate industry we have seen a transition of agents moving their businesses into home office settings. As with many industries, the growth of technology has enabled many agents to run their businesses effectively from home. Many driven agents have succeeded with this transition, being able to juggle home life and business seamlessly.
On the other hand, we have seen many a great agents, for the lack of better words, crash and burn when trying to conduct business from home. The lack of structure and the vigor of an office environment have kept them from being a successful contributor in the real estate industry.
Here at Roger Fazendin REALTORS®, we provide all of our agents with the space, environment and resources to grow their businesses successfully. It’s common practice to engage regularly with other agents and staff to troubleshoot ideas or situational problems, in order to provide our clientele with the best service possible. We have many open forum discussions and regularly “break bread” together to share work and personal war stories. It’s almost as though we have brought the home office into our corporate office for the best of both worlds.
Now this is our structure and we have found it to be a great benefit to our clientele. What are your thoughts on telecommuting being efficient and effective or un-developing and detrimental from a business standpoint?