Tips for First-Time Telecommuters

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Are you transitioning from a traditional workplace to working from home? Many people are discovering that while there are ample benefits in this situation, telecommuting also has its share of challenges. We’ve gathered some resources to help you overcome common hiccups and embrace your new normal.

Create an Ideal Workspace

Chances are that until you began working from home, your work environment was pretty much laid out for you. You had a designated place to perform your duties in a professional environment, and equipment and software handed to you to use. Part of the challenge of your transition is creating an equally professional situation in the comforts of your home.

Kids, Laundry, and Other Distractions

Is your own home becoming a stumbling block to your work? From children to TV shows to household chores, there are always plenty of things you can do besides your work. Thankfully, there are also plenty of ways to structure your day so you stay on track, from the moment you get up until you turn in at night.

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Teamwork From the Comforts of Home

You’re no longer able to gather at the water cooler to chat with colleagues. Staying connected and feeling like part of the team can still go on, as long as you go about it the right way.

Telecommuting has unique challenges. However, you can meet them head-on if you structure your day and environment well, and stay connected with your team. With these resources and a little bit of time, you’ll be a pro at telecommuting in no time!

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