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Most of 2009 I have been working from home. This is a workforce revolution, made possible by technology advances and attitude changes. Here is my list of simple rules for working from home:

  • don’t do it all the time. It is important to have some face-to-face interaction with your team.
  • even when working from home stay in touch. Call your client or team at least once a day.
  • working from home can be isolating. I make sure that I get out of the house every day so that I don’t end up like Edward Scissorhands.
  • have quality gear. Working from home means that your home office is now your working environment. You should have a good workspace and sufficient redundancy. My home office has UPS, two internet connections, two printers and at least two computers.
  • have a separate workspace so that you are able to clearly differentiate between work, and non-work time.
  • Be fastidious with your timesheet. Trust does not come easily, so you need to do everything you can to help your employer understand that you don’t need to be supervised to work well.

Working from home is not for everyone, but there are some great benefits such as reduced travel time and working flexibility (such as the choice to wear pants).

This is my outdoor office:

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Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:40 AM | Back to top

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