Working remotely can offer some excellent benefits for employees in 2022.
And that includes engineers.
But how can engineers work more effectively from a home office? Engineers are not at the top of the list of employees who work from home, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. But they are working from home in larger numbers post-pandemic.
Here’s what ASME had to say in a recent article:
Engineering companies have received a wake-up call. They have found that not all their processes, or their people, need be onsite, said Karl Maddix, chief executive officer at Masters of Pie, which makes three-dimensional collaboration software.
That’s excellent news for engineers who want to work from home. So what steps can engineers take to ensure a productive, comfortable WFH office environment?
Decide if work-from-home is right for you first.
Engineers work in an ecosystem where collaboration can be a necessity. That means most engineering professionals will work in a hybrid workplace and not 100% WFH. Depending on where you are in your career, you may also prefer to work in the office full time.
What if you do decide that working from home is right for you and your employer doesn’t offer it as an option? Engage with an experienced recruiter that knows you, your employment objectives, and the hiring companies in your space.
If you’re new to setting up a remote office in your home, start with the essentials.
Make sure you have the right productivity tools and technology.
Engineering has evolved into an extremely technology-centric profession. Specialized design, drafting, and advanced engineering software tools can create requirements for enhanced bandwidth, security, and data management.
As an engineer, you’re used to planning projects in advance and then proceeding with methodical, analytical decision-making. Use these engineering principles in planning and designing your home office.
Also, be cognizant of comfort, convenience, and privacy. Your home office will be your new workplace for a substantial portion of your time. Design it appropriately, and set some work-life boundaries.
Stay in regular contact with your team.
WFH environments can tend to isolate people from their colleagues. Don’t fall into that trap! Make sure you maintain regular contact with your team. And that means all of your previously-established social and professional lines of communication.
WFH is here to stay, and it’s on the rise for engineers.
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