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

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32. Get Your Family on Your Team

Your family can work with you or against you when you telecommute, and it's better by far to have them working with you. As you identify the members of the broader support team that contributes to your success, your family is likely to be high on the list. Therefore, it's wise to acknowledge this, understand the dynamics of family support, and proactively enlist their support.

When you telecommute, your work world is inherently more apparent to your family than with more traditional work arrangements. Be conscious that your office occupies space in your home and the environment that others call home. Even if you have a clearly delineated work area that's removed from common areas in the house and you are very ...

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