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

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56. Know When to Ask for Help

Chances are you're relatively self-sufficient and independent. Most telecommuters report these characteristics as areas of strength and contributors to their success at telecommuting. Sometimes, though, self-reliance can result in a tendency to manage everything yourself. One telecommuter I know was, by most standards, technologically proficient and not reluctant to handle computer-related problems, software upgrades, or equipment installation. However, the time these activities consumed was disproportionate to the benefit. Although she liked the challenge of handling the technological side of her office, she came to realize that calling the help desk more often and shipping her notebook computer to corporate for ...

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