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

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42. Resolve Disagreements Promptly

Making the transition to telecommuting can be a stressful and difficult process for everyone impacted by it. Expectations, roles, needs, demands, perceptions—these are all influenced by your telecommuting arrangement and can result in tension, anxiety, anger, resentment, and conflict.

In spite of establishing clear expectations and negotiating agreements (Tip 31), disagreements may arise. Whether you share your home with a stay-at-home spouse or someone who is a full-time employee commuting to a traditional workplace or a partner who also telecommutes (Tip 46), there are likely to be some points of conflict. It's wise to be alert to these conflicts and to address them quickly and effectively. This allows you ...

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