Chapter 2

Ensuring Success with Important Work-at- Home Skills and Behaviors

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Deciding on your goals and priorities

check Managing your time, routines, and productivity

check Working as your own IT person

check Overcoming distractions and isolation

check Remaining positive and motivated

check Setting expectations and boundaries

Working from home requires a different set of skills and behaviors than working in an office — everything from setting up your home office (see Chapter 1) to troubleshooting technology to making your schedule and creating personal and professional boundaries to protect your home life and your work life.

If you’ve always worked in an office surrounded by other people, working from home is a major shift in terms of staying productive and engaged and getting things done. Whether you realize it or not, those people who may have distracted you with their long-winded stories at ...

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