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

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53. Don't Ignore Those Who Resent You

If you are a trailblazer in your organization and an “early adopter” of the telecommuter workstyle, it shouldn't surprise you to encounter misperceptions about your work and your life. Even if you and your organization are fairly savvy with regard to telecommuting, you are likely to have some colleagues or co-workers who resent your nontraditional work arrangement. Depending on who these folks are, how critical they are to your success, how influential they are in the organization, and how effectively you handle situations, their impact can range from a mild annoyance to a serious undermining of your credibility and effectiveness. It's unwise to simply disregard resentment and assume it won't affect you ...

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