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

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51. Stay in Touch with Co-Workers

With the time you invest each day in accomplishing your work; communicating with clients, partners, and your boss; addressing the technological and administrative issues critical to your work; and maintaining some semblance of balance in your life, it's very easy to find little or no time to stay connected with your co-workers. Certainly you'll communicate with them when it's essential to your work, but it's also important to stay in touch with co-workers for nontask purposes. This not only strengthens the foundation of your relationships, it also assures your co-workers that you're present (albeit in a virtual way!), available, and aware of them and their issues. It also helps to minimize any resentment (

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