Categories | Family | Getting Things Done | Implementation
USA Today has an article in their Money Quick Tips section, on how to Make Telecommuting Work for You.
The article points out that ten percent of workers work at home for some or all of their time on the job, so it’s important to make that home office a productive environment. Expect to be distracted, by things like these:
1. Children and family wanting attention.
2. Children, family, pets disturbing work telephone calls.
3. Difficulties accessing office equipment.
You can make your telecommuting more productive by having clear agreements with family members about whether it’s okay to interrupt you when you’re working at home. Ask for as much IT support as your employer will provide, including remote access to files. And be sure to set boundaries on how much time you’ll spend working, if you find you tend to work more hours just because the line between home and work has been blurred.
How has telecommuting affected your productivity?
And if you’re not telecommuting, how much of your job could you do remotely, if your employer supported that option?