14 Mar '12, 7pm

Top 10 telecommuting pitfalls to avoid

Top 10 telecommuting pitfalls to avoid

There are many benefits to working from home - you avoid rush hour traffic, save money on gas, control your work environment and can say goodbye to uncomfortable business attire. Telecommuting is good for the earth , too, cutting back on vehicle emissions and reducing the need for office space, utilities and supplies. But it's important to go into telework knowing what to expect, and that includes 10 common pitfalls that can derail your success. From the distractions of home life to the distrust of some employers, here are the top 10 telecommuting pitfalls to avoid: 1. Distractions If you have a spouse, children or roommates at home who are used to going about their daily routine without you being there, you may have trouble with noise and interruptions. Set aside a quiet space for your office, keep the door closed and most importantly, set boundaries. Impress upon those a...

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