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

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6. Maintain a Healthy Balance (Manage the Workaholic Within)

A great myth of telecommuting is the inherent—or automatic—attainment of balance. True, it's possible to rack up great savings in commute time which, in theory, can be redeployed as more time for family, recreating, relaxing … or more work! So, here's a simple rule of thumb: If you were a workaholic before telecommuting, you'll have a greater tendency to continue that pattern after telecommuting. The reasons for this are simple—you've only changed the location of work, you didn't get a frontal lobotomy! The situation is a bit like your computer, which, loaded with the same software, operates the same way in your home office as it does in your living room: same software, same hardware, ...

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