Tips for Telecommuters – Part 2

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’s 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 … somewhere. Whether it’s 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’ve learned to turn a blind eye during a busy work day.

Have the Communications Essentials: With GlobalMeet and web conferencing, I have everything I need to stay connected to my office peers.

What has helped you work most productively from home? Share your telecommuting tips with me here.

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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