Since 9/11, people
are reassessing their priorities.
Life seems too short to miss precious time with loved ones.
Home and family are becoming more important than working late at
the office. People also
need time for friends, exercise, and other healthy escapes from so much
Yet there are
realities of earning a living.
can people balance their work and family life?
The answer comes from
new, affordable, technology that makes it possible to work efficiently
from home. Employees and their employers like its ease and
security. Instead of wasting time and energy commuting, people can be more
productive at their same jobs by working from home.
Tips for working
- Use the latest technology
- Teleworking by remote
access to your office computer (via Web browser, without
having to anticipate files wanted or transfer files to
disks or a laptop)
- Increase communications
with management and co-workers
- Confer more frequently
on the phone
- Use instant messaging
for real time collaboration
- Attend important
meetings in person
- Differentiate work from
- Reserve a separate
place at home just for work
- Be sure your workplace
is quiet and without interruptions
- Tell people you do not
take personal calls during work hours
- Dress so you and others
know you are at work
- Keep regular work
hours, as you do at the office
- Establish a work
mind-set by walking out and in the door
Working from home
can reduce stress. You can
manage time creatively and work when you are at your peak alertness.
The time you save by not commuting can be used more effectively. Meals and coffee breaks can be with family. Now, by
using teleworking technology, working from home is becoming more popular
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