How to make telecommuting work for you

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…

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