The genie is out of the bottle. Remote work is here to stay. Listen to Kerry narrate her top-selling book Great Pajama Jobs.
The workplace is transforming before our eyes. And jobs are the story, as populations world-wide continue to age and confront the impact of longevity and financial security.
Get a greater sense of who you are and what you want, and to have the vitality, confidence, and direction to create your next amazing chapter.
Ageism is alive and well in the workplace. It’s not going anywhere. It’s been here––it’s like the last ism that people don’t like to talk about it that much. They say, “Oh, we don’t have that in our company.”
One thing we lose when we work from home is the energy, engagement and positive vibes we get from laughing at a co-worker’s joke, making eye contact with someone and smiling, or kibitzing as we wait for the coffee to brew.
For millions of us, working from home has become the norm (millions of others have jobs that don’t permit that). But working remotely successfully takes some doing, as I learned while researching my new book, Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home.
“I love working remotely,” says one 64-year-old First West accountant manager. “I miss my coworkers’ smiling faces, which always brighten my day. But the extra time in the morning allows me to ease into the day. The quiet also makes me more productive.”
“By letting more employees work from home, businesses and nonprofits can reduce the cost of office space and equipment and see improvement in productivity,” said Sara Sutton, CEO and founder of FlexJobs and Remote.co
In this ProBoomer interview, Kerry Hannon and Paul Long (who has WFH for 30 years) discuss the methods and mindset you must have to succeed along with some very helpful tips.