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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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1. Plan and prepare with corporate benefits in mind

Your “frame of reference” for your approach, rationale, and specific plans should be based on what's in the best interest of your job, your manager, your company, and your customers. Therefore, while many of your reasons for wanting to telecommute might be personal and relate to advantages you and your family will realize, it's critical that you focus on the numerous advantages telecommuting also offers your employer, such as:

  • Increased productivity

  • Lower real estate space costs

  • Reduced equipment/furniture costs

  • Reduced employee turnover

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • Increased customer satisfaction

  • Improved morale

  • Improved work/life balance

  • Legislative compliance

  • More recruitment options

  • Results-oriented management ...

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