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

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10. Keep the “Administrivia” Under Control

The devil is in the details, as they say, but nowadays the more dangerous devil probably lurks in your data. More pointedly, anything that compromises your ability to manage, track, file, and retrieve information is a serious villain and a major threat to your success as a telecommuter. Therefore, you must be passionate about organizing the current and archived information relevant to your work.

Whether you do this electronically or with traditional paper files (and usually it's a combination of both), how you manage information greatly impacts your efficiency and, ultimately, your success. Don't go cheap here—invest in filing and/or data management systems that are first-rate. Buy good equipment—sturdy ...

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