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

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16. Design Your Office for Good Health

Any way you cut it, you'll spend a lot of time in your office. So it behooves you to make it not only a safe and pleasant place but also an environment that promotes good health. This is desirable since unhealthy situations and habits can lead to inconvenience, expense, and pain for you—and your employer is not likely to be thrilled with a workers' compensation claim that is avoidable. To begin, there are any number of steps you can take personally to ensure that you stay healthy (Tip 23) and that your office is safe (Tip 17). Let's focus here on how the design of your office can support your sustained good health and continued productivity. Keep these key things in mind when you select your office space, ...

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