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Telecommuting means working somewhere other than the traditional office.Technology has made telecommuting more of a possibility than ever before. The key is whether your job can maximize the potential of this smart business strategy.

Telecommuting doesn’t have to be “high-tech.” Many people telecommute occasionally to catch up on reading or writing assignments, or specific tasks that can be completed away from the office.

With telecommuting, you can:

Work flexible hours.
Telecommuters can coordinate their work schedule with personal demands. Employees also have more flexibility when choosing their residence locations when commuter route or distance is not a significant consideration.

Work away from distractions.
By reducing the unproductive, often frustrating distractions of the office, telecommuting provides a more comfortable, efficient place to work.

Lower your commuting costs and save time and money.
Working from home can save money on clothing, gas and other automobile expenses. Telecommuters save commute time, which results in more personal time.

How to Telecommute:

  1. Identify your job tasks that can be done away from the office.
  2. Identify what equipment you will need to telecommute
    • Personal computer?
    • Telephone?
    • Fax?
    • E-mail?
  3. Determine where you will telecommute from Home or a Telecommute Center.
  4. Get management approval.
  5. Start telecommuting!
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