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

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28. Simplify and Improve Continuously

It's critical to the efficiency and effectiveness of telecommuters to remember the simplification and time-saving rule, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it!” Because there's usually no one else around to handle improvements to systems, processes, procedures, etc., you'll be stuck implementing any changes you envision. This can be a major time drain and focus detractor and should, therefore, be avoided … unless something really is in need of change. In this case, your effort should be directed toward solutions that truly simplify your work and your life. And while you shouldn't wile away your day redesigning the color coding of your files or reorganizing your library according to the Dewey Decimal system, you ...

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