Ever feel like you can't get anything done during your workday with all the interruptions? Then you might be a candidate for teleworking.
About 30 million people in the U.S. are teleworkers or telecommuters, which means they work from home at least some of the time, usually one to three days a week. Not only do they have fewer distractions, they spend less time commuting. No wonder research has shown that teleworkers are more productive.
Teleworking also reduces stress and improves productivity by giving people more options to balance work and family demands. And it saves a lot on gas and tolls!
Teleworking isn't for everybody. But if you can work independently and have a job that's conducive to off-site work, it's worth looking into to see if your company is receptive to the idea. (Click here to learn more about employers and teleworking.) Teleworking part-time often works best, because it allows you to remain "one of the group."
Be sure you have the right equipment. These days, with portable computers, high-speed Internet connections and call forwarding, it's easier than ever to stay in contact with your office. Remote access software like GoToMyPC even allows you to use your office computer from home, easily and securely, through any Internet connection. You can immediately access e-mail, applications, documents and network resources, right from your home PC.
For more information on telecommuting, contact CommuterLink.
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