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

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12. Determine the Best Location for Your Home Office

Once you've decided to work from your home-based office, deciding where to locate your office in your home is a critical issue. (Actually, you should have given this some thought before pursuing the telecommuting option to ensure you indeed have appropriate space and work conditions essential to telecommuting success.) As you consider options within your home, there are a few factors to consider first:

  • How much space will you need? (Base this on: the type of work you do; the furniture and equipment you'll require; the necessary access to supplies, files, and other materials; and the realization that you'll fill the space faster and need more of it than you expect.)

  • What access will others need ...

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