FlexPath recently put out a listed of the five biggest mistakes individuals make in telecommuting.Â Having been both a telecommuter and employer of telecommuters, I thought it was useful.Â Here is FlexPath’s Five Biggest Mistakes in Telecommuting (in bold) with my perspective thrown in afterwards:
1. Neglect to set boundaries for themselves regarding work and personal responsibilities. I still find this quite challenging, even now after years of telecommuting.Â Here’s what works for me (sometimes):
- Have at least one work-dedicated phone line installed;
- Set up a room or area that is exclusively for work;
- Set a time when you ‘go home’ after which you don’t answer the phone or continue working (yeah, good luck with that!).