Is Telecommuting from Home the Right Fit for You? Lowell MA

Aside from the romanticized images of working in your bunny slippers, PJs, or in the buff, telecommuting is an important workplace alternative for a growing number of people. There are compelling reasons why employees and employers alike are taking a serious look at telework. Managers and business owners (the enlightened and conscientious ones) recognize that workplace flexibility is a key to business prosperity, recruitment success, and talent retention.

NorthShore Audio/Video Inc.
(978) 762-4474
P. O. Box 4432
Peabody, MA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Crestron Electronics,Denon Home,Niles Audio,Boston Acoustics,Snell Acoustics,Sim2USA,Stewart Filmscreen,Audio/VideoRequest, Samsung,Parasound,Planet Waves, Panasonic Phone Systems,Universal Remote,Baker Road Furniture,Salamander Designs
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bradley Cutler, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Harold Wallace, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Is Telecommuting from Home the Right Fit for You?

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Put a Plan Together to Work From Home in Your Existing Job
By Debra A. Dinnocenzo

Do you yearn for a more balanced life and a more flexible approach to work? Do you dream about productive workdays that don’t include the drain of time and energy devoted to commuting? Do you spend time in traffic (on the highway or sitting in an airplane seat) and wonder if there might not be a better way? Has the cost of gasoline made you determined to find a way to spend less time on the road and more time taking the Internet to work? Well, you have a growing crowd of similar thinkers.

More than 25 million Americans have discovered a better way! Teleworking has become the work alternative of choice for ever-increasing millions of workers and managers. And the trend is projected to continue at an accelerated rate. It’s estimated that by 2010, at least 25% of American workers will telework during some portion of their workweek.

Aside from the romanticized images of working in your bunny slippers, PJs, or in the buff, telecommuting is an important workplace alternative for a growing number of people. There are compelling reasons why employees and employers alike are taking a serious look at telework. Managers and business owners (the enlightened and conscientious ones) recognize that workplace flexibility is a key to business prosperity, recruitment success, and talent retention. A growing number of workers — both in the USA and around the globe — seek the productivity gains, timesavings, and savings at the gas pump that telecommuting offers.

So how can you become a telecommuter or telecommute more regularly than just when you’re waiting for the refrigerator service man or avoiding some weather-created roadway fiasco? And what are keys to success and productivity for the growing legions of teleworkers?

It’s clear that teleworking is not for everyone or every job. Whether you are targeting a full-time or part-time telecommuting arrangement, it’s important to understand the realities of telework and have a clear plan for being an effective telecommuter. Those workers who telework effectively — and those who want to — are likely to benefit from the following tips for teleworking success.

Be Certain Teleworking is Right for You
By understanding what’s involved and required to telework successfully, you can avoid a disappointing or career-altering experience. First it must be clear that you have a “telecommutable” job. If your job is not location-dependent, involves work that can be done independently, by telephone, on the computer, or via the Internet, then you’ve probably met the initial requirement. Beyond that, there are other considerations that make telework appropriate for some people and not for others.

For those who thrive on plenty of interaction with co-workers or who associate the traditional workplace with the motivation necessary to work, teleworking presents some challenges. Teleworking is also not a viable c...

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