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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. Assess Yourself for Telecommuting Success

Telecommuting is not for everyone:

  • You can get lonely and miss being with people every day.

  • You may feel isolated and invisible.

  • You might lose sight of goals and not feel motivated.

  • You could detest some of the mundane aspects of working from home.

  • You might experience more conflict with your family. And it's not easy:

  • You may find yourself working more hours than before you telecommuted.

  • You could be frustrated by the hassles of technology when it fails.

  • You can run into problems with co-workers who resent your telecommuting.

  • You might experience breakdowns in communication with your boss or your team.

  • You could find yourself spending more time than you imagined serving as your own maintenance person, computer ...

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