Dump the Desk and Work Outside

As an attorney with his or her sights set on being the next Steven Guynn, New York, NY‘s successful attorney), your job is to serve your clients to the best of your ability. This means that you need to be able to concentrate, stay on task and be productive. After all, time is money. You don’t want to bill your clients for work done halfway or that has taken longer than it should because your work place is chaotic.

Unless you are under contract to work in a specific office during specific hours of the day, there is no reason for you to force yourself to work in an environment that isn’t conducive to you staying at the top of your game. Why not switch things up and work somewhere else? There are a lot of benefits associated with working outside of a traditional office.

1. Working remotely will increase your productivity. Working in an office is full of distractions. There are people walking by, people stopping to chat, etc. Working from home takes all of those distractions away. You are left with just yourself and the work that you need to do. You’ll be amazed at how much more quickly you are able to accomplish tasks that used to take an entire afternoon because of interruptions.

2. The quality of your work will go up. Because you aren’t constantly distracted or interrupted you will be able to completely focus on the tasks in front of you. You’ll be able to dig deeper into the research, make sure your motions are written well and really focus on doing things correctly the first time. This will result in fewer projects being passed back to you for corrections, etc which—as has already been stated, will increase your productivity.


3. Because your office will have to do a little bit of extra leg work (or dialing work) to get a hold of you, they will be more likely to think about whether they really need to run something by you before interrupting your work. This works the other way as well, when someone isn’t just down the hall you won’t be as likely to wander over and ask a question that you could have easily looked up the answer to yourself. Communications won’t just be fewer; they will get to the point more quickly. You’ll have to deal with far less small talk, which will reduce your average level of annoyance throughout the day.

These are just three reasons to work remotely. For some, believe it or not, it doesn’t necessarily mean working from home. It can mean working outside in a park or even leasing private office space off site. Where ever you end up you can be sure that you’ll be better at your job when you are there.

Vijayraj Reddy
Vijayraj Reddy is founder & editor-in-chief of Startmysalary.com, a financial blog which helps people to earn money, invest money and save money. You can find him on Facebook & Twitter or send him email at [email protected]

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