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

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100. So, Do You Really Need a Speakerphone in the Bathroom?

There was a cartoon published a few years ago that depicted the typical “wired” businessperson on vacation at the beach, completely tethered to all the equipment we thought would free us: telephone, computer, fax machine, printer, etc. Now, of course, cellular phones, PDAs, and computers are wireless, so you can still be technologically tethered on vacation, in your car, during time with your family, on airplanes, in your home, at social events, on the weekend, or just about anywhere (if you're not careful). How do you determine when technology threatens your work/life balance? For all the advantages we gain from the gizmology that makes telecommuting possible, there are some downsides ...

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