Working from home can be a big plus, but how do you maintain a professional attitude? Business expert Gene Marks gives his insights on maintaining structure even when working in pajamas.
People ask about staying professional at home. You know, you’re working from home. You’re running a business from home or frankly, you’re just, you, you work for a business and you’re working from home and that issue always comes up about how do I stay professional? You know, I mean, do I wear my bunny slippers and pajamas at work, whatever? So, for starters, you know, if you’re productive, you know, working in a gorilla suit then, then go for it. Right? I mean, who am I to judge like what you should be wearing and what you should be looking like and in the age of video calls and conferencing and all of that, maybe that’s a little bit more or less of a decision to make, but for the most part, you know, however you’re dressed is how you’re dressed. I think people have to find, you know, what they feel most comfortable doing. I, myself, I do a lot of work from home so, you know, I get up like super early and write for a couple of hours and then I will literally then, at that point, go and like shower and get dressed and like actually put on like work day clothes – not a suit, but it actually kind of puts me in a mind set of like getting on the phone and, you know, doing work and all of that. But that’s just me. That’s just me. It really depends on the kind of person that you are, the kind of worker that you are and, you know, I, I don’t see any problem if somebody wants to be dressed in their pajamas all day, as long as they get their work done.