Telecommuting. Teleworking. Whatever you call it, it’s more than just working from home.
“It takes self-discipline, self-motivation and effective time management skills,” advises Telework!VA.
Want some tips for setting up a successful telework practice, courtesy of Telework!VA? Read on.
If your home is not suitable for telework due to lack of space, distractions, or the unavailability of high-speed Internet access, consider alternate locations such as a telework center.
Employees will need to agree to follow this schedule.
Having set hours, designated breaks and routine times for checking in with the office will help you meet others’ expectations.
This routine could be as simple as a morning walk, listening to music or the radio, or a morning exercise program.
Ending the workday with a ritual is equally important, because it allows you to mentally “leave work.”
An end of day routine could be as simple as shutting your office door or picking up your kids from daycare.