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

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9. Get and Keep Your Day Organized

Just as important as systems is the structure or routine of your day. Telecommuting has the appearance—and misconception—to others of being an unstructured, easy-going way of working. Successful telecommuting could not be further from this misperception.

Most successful telecommuters have a fairly structured routine they follow daily. This doesn't mean they overlook the need for flexibility, as with any typical workday. But, it's not a free-for-all in the way the day is approached—as much as possible there are set times for planning, phone work, project work, meetings, etc. And all of the daily activities of the successful telecommuter are based on and driven by priorities (remember focus!).

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