Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Tips for Telecommuters

Working from home brings to mind bare feet, fuzzy slippers and pajamas. And while you’re working, don’t forget to put in a load of laundry.

Whether it’s for comfort, the opportunity to get more done in less time or any other reason to Work from Anywhere, telecommuting is a lure for many. While it does offer many benefits, doing it full-time requires more organization than the occasional work from home days. As a full-time telecommuter, I consider having structure in your day essential. One way to do that is to have an office space. While the dining room table may work fine occasionally, full-time telecommuters need a designated office. I have a home office that’s considered a “free-space,” meaning we don’t try too hard to make it look nice. It’s cluttered with work papers, reference books, two computers, a printer and a fax machine. When visitors come over, we close the doors and hope they don’t peek in.

Along with your office space, you should have designated work hours. Sure, you may sneak in an occasional load of laundry or even take the dog for a short walk, but work time is just that. Have regular hours and stick too them. On the flip side, just because you work from home, don’t let it take over your personal life.

I enjoy working from home, but it wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t have an office space and regular hours. I’ll share more tips for working from home soon, but now, I’ve gotta run … the washing machine just buzzed.

About Trisha Zimmerman

Trish Zimmerman, Senior Communications Manager, with more than 12 years experience. In addition to communicating with our employees and clients, I use surveys to gather information from our clients about their own conferencing experiences. With our their feedback, I work with our Service Quality Department to help Moderators use conferencing more effectively. To talk about your own experiences and how you can enhance your communications, please contact me at [email protected]

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