Working remotely is full of positives, and a few negatives—as I outlined in my last blog post Confessions of a Remote Worker: Part One. One of the hardest parts of being a remote worker is that when you’re in your home office, you’re alone all the time. Pets don’t count as co-workers. Another challenge is that you’re not at the office with your boss. As the saying goes—out of sight, out of mind.
Here’s what I’ve found to make working remotely a successful venture for me and for the people back at the Kansas City, Mo., office.
You need a space that’s dedicated to your job, preferably with a door.
No, you can’t work on the couch with reality TV blaring in the background, but you can sit at a desk and turn on music or NPR, just as you did when you went to an office with other people. Having a space dedicated to your job allows you to enter the space in the morning and leave it at the end of the day. It’s very easy as a remote ...(register to read more)