Dropping the commute and working from home is a positive perk but not without challenges. Follow these tips to work from home productively:
- Designate a space. That puts you in a work frame of mind and limits distractions.
- Stick to a schedule. Maintain a regular work schedule. That keeps you productive and available during set hours, while preventing work from taking over your life.
- Keep networking. Working from home can be isolating. Find time to connect with coworkers in other locations.
- Build tech skills. Technological help may not be close at hand. Read up on or take a course on the programs you regularly use.
— Adapted from “10 Tips for Working From Home,” Kerry Hannon, www.forbes.com.