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

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88. Beyond the Computer: Essential Tools (and Toys) for the Well-Connected Telecommuter

One of the long-standing myths about telecommuting is that it's so simple to do; just stay home, flip open a wireless notebook computer, grab your cell phone, and hang out at the pool. Let me be clear (did I harp on this once before?!): Nothing could be further from the truth about serious telecommuting. Of course I've taken my cell phone to the pool, but usually it's because I'm still working when everyone else is playing! Telecommuting effectively requires concentrated effort, dedicated time, and all the right tools.

Since you usually won't be working poolside, having a great desk is an excellent idea. As with other equipment you'll need, first determine ...

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