Showdown 8: Interaction

April 15, 2007

Posted in Small Business.

This is part eight of a series exploring factors in self-employment and traditional employment. For more about this series, read the opening article.


How you directly interact with others

I’m skipping the table for this one. Working for yourself can either mean working from home or working with others in an office. Working for an employer can mean having a couple of co-workers or thousands. And depending on how you like to work, any of these could be your perfect situation.


I believe that interaction is critical to professional development. Surrounded by talented people, you will find yourself challenged to work harder and learn more. Self-employment often means working in your pajamas from home. But with the advent of co-working environments and nomadic, coffee house freelancers, there are ways to get some interaction.

Winner: Traditional Employment