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

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3. Focus Your Work

Bringing focus to your work is critical to defining your job purpose and accountabilities. As a telecommuter, with a strong orientation to achievement of results, clarity regarding your job and your accountabilities is a fundamental communication tool between you and your manager.

If you work remotely, be certain you clearly define your:

  • Mission

  • Job purpose

  • Key measures

  • Rewards

Your mission should relate to the mission of your organization and should express objectives in areas such as market share, growth, levels of service to customers, positioning of your business relative to the industry, and the competition or perceptions of the marketplace or your customer base. Your job purpose states why your particular position exists ...

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