Monthly Archives: December 2012

Season greetings!

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We are almost there…2012 is almost over and we are all getting ready to celebrate! (After all we have all survived the end of the world!)

Before the blog signs off for 2012, here is an interesting article on the experience of a fellow telecommuter who spent the last year working remotely. He found the experience extremely positive. It allowed him to stay close to his 2 year old whilst being much more productive than in his past ‘normal’ job (afterall there is no pressure to leave work early to beat traffic…). On the other hand he didn’t really get to socialize as much with his colleagues…

Of course working remotely is really possible thanks to the continuous advances in telecommunication technologies such as conference calling, desktop sharing and remote presence devices (read more here).

We at myGC are working hard to enable telecommuting, making distant teams work seamlessly and allowing business meetings across the globe to happen without the need to travel.

Thank you for your support this year!
On behalf of the entire team, we wish you a super new year 2013!

Looking forward to your continued trust in our services!

Have great conferences!

How to make telecommuting work for you

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Nice article that provides tips on how to set up rules and habits to make sure you stay productive and focused when telecommuting:

Most telecommuters say that they can get easily distracted during their work day by kids, pets and other family members that demand attention and or interrupt them. Others indicate that home IT problems contribute to polluting their day.

A few cited countermeasures:

Get a sitter, set yourself clear work hours so friends and family cannot interrupt you, physically separate your work space from your personal space (including separate telephone lines), keep in touch with colleagues and superiors, have IT back-ups, be diligent – don’t do at home what you wouldn’t do in the office…

Tell us what you think!

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Convince your boss to work from home!

By | Conference call, Teleworking | No Comments’s article provides 5 tips on how to convince your hierarchy on allowing you to work remotely:

1. Other successful companies do it
2. Working from home saves you money, so you could go as far as giving up your next raise
3. Data shows that your productivity will go up
4. Show that you will get the job done
5. Make sure your boss values your work and will be happy to allow you to telecommute in order not to lose you.

read the full article: 5 ways to sell your boss on telecommuting