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

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22. Make “the Rounds” for Efficient “Erranding”

Being a telecommuter, you're likely to resist unnecessary time in your car or any other mode of commuting. A reality of telecommuting life, however, is that some “erranding” is unavoidable and may in fact increase, since you are likely to be remote from corporate services. With this reality accepted, it's wise to avoid procrastination or inefficiency in your erranding and focus on accomplishing what you must in a minimum of time and with a minimum of effort. The following guidelines will help you incorporate efficient erranding into your day.

  • Avoid the temptation to ease your sense of isolation by socializing while running errands. Instead, avoid any face-to-face encounters where you can by banking ...

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