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

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13. Draw a Clear Line Between Your Work and Living Space

More than likely, you won't have an ideal location for your home office unless you: (1) are fortunate enough to have designed your home with this in mind; (2) have the luxury of renovating or remodeling to create an ideal work space; (3) have a former carriage house on your property that lends itself perfectly to your needs; or (4) you have a huge house and a large, empty room (with a bathroom, small kitchen, lots of windows, plenty of electrical outlets, multiple telephone jacks, etc.) that yearns to function as an office. If none of these scenarios describes your situation, you have lots of company—and need to improvise! Situating your office within your home with a clear demarcation ...

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