An earlier post on flexible workplace policies reported that arrangements such as job sharing, phased retirement of older workers, and telecommuting can increase the productivity of a company‚Äôs workforce and its overall bottom line. I believe this is true when both the employer and employee are careful to set up guidelines. In my most recent post, I talked about having structure with your workspace and hours. Here are a few other things to consider:
Got Kids? They need to go ‚Ä¶ somewhere. Whether it‚Äôs daycare, school or summer camps, kids need to be away during work hours just as if you worked in an on-site office.
Turn a Blind Eye to Personal Messes: Life brings clutter, and like when I used to work in the office, I sometimes end my work day to find the breakfast dishes are still sitting out. They eventually get picked up, so I‚Äôve learned to turn a blind eye during a busy work day.
What has helped you work most productively from home? Share your telecommuting tips with me here.