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Work and life_balance_telecommuting

  1. 1. Telecommuting
  2. 2. TelecommutingTelecommuting occurs when anemployee works at home one or moredays a week under guidelines set byan employer.
  3. 3. Benefits of Telecommuting
  4. 4. Benefits of Telecommuting• Saves time
  5. 5. Benefits Of Telecommuting• Saves time• Helps balance your life
  6. 6. Benefits Of Telecommuting• Saves time• Helps balance your life• Reduces stress
  7. 7. Benefits Of Telecommuting• Saves time• Helps balance your life• Reduces stress• Saves money
  8. 8. Benefits Of Telecommuting• Saves time• Helps balance your life• Reduces stress• Saves money• Increases productivity
  9. 9. Benefits Of Telecommuting• Saves time• Helps balance your life• Reduces stress• Saves money• Increases productivity• Benefits the environment
  10. 10. Is Telecommuting for You?
  11. 11. Ask YourselfDo you enjoy working independently?
  12. 12. Ask YourselfCan you pace yourself?
  13. 13. Ask YourselfIs your job conducive to telecommuting?
  14. 14. Ask YourselfDoes your job require muchface-to-face interaction?
  15. 15. Ask YourselfIs much of your work accomplishedvia telephone or computer?
  16. 16. Ask YourselfDo you have a home-office spaceconducive to your job?
  17. 17. Ask YourselfIs your home office comfortable foryou to work productively?
  18. 18. Working Well inYour Home Office
  19. 19. Avoiding IsolationDeal with feelings of exclusionand isolation.
  20. 20. Avoiding IsolationDetermine your personalinteractive balance and useisolation avoidance techniques.
  21. 21. Avoiding IsolationKeep in contact with your fellowemployees and stay informed aboutevents, trends and changes in thebroader world.
  22. 22. Avoiding Isolation• Use all technology available
  23. 23. Avoiding Isolation• Use all technology available• Schedule face-to-face meetings
  24. 24. Avoiding Isolation• Use all technology available• Schedule face-to-face meetings• Participate in groups that support telecommuters
  25. 25. Avoiding Isolation• Use all technology available• Schedule face-to-face meetings• Participate in groups that support telecommuters• Volunteer in your community
  26. 26. Controlling Eating PatternsLearn how to control eating patterns.
  27. 27. Controlling Eating PatternsBuy healthy foods you like with littlepreparation time.
  28. 28. Controlling Eating PatternsEliminate unhealthy foodsfrom your home.
  29. 29. Controlling Eating PatternsProvide yourself with a variety ofsnack options.
  30. 30. Controlling Eating PatternsPut motivational notes onyour refrigerator.
  31. 31. Controlling Eating PatternsSchedule snack breaks.
  32. 32. Controlling Eating PatternsOnly eat when you are hungry.
  33. 33. Working Wellwith Your Family
  34. 34. Your FamilyControl the workaholic within.
  35. 35. Control the Workaholic WithinDetermine your ideal workday andwrite it down.
  36. 36. Control the Workaholic WithinDetermine how this differs fromyour current workday.
  37. 37. Control the Workaholic WithinCreate a plan to help you reach a balance.
  38. 38. Your FamilyNegotiate with your family.
  39. 39. Negotiate with Your FamilyMake specific agreements forwork hours.
  40. 40. Negotiate with Your FamilyMake sure they understandyour commitments.
  41. 41. Negotiate with Your FamilyGet your family’s input.
  42. 42. Negotiate with Your FamilyShare positive moments.
  43. 43. Negotiate with Your FamilyCelebrate successes together.
  44. 44. Your FamilyRecognize telecommuting is not asubstitute for childcare.
  45. 45. Your FamilyIf you combine child care andtelecommuting, you are likely to doone, or both, of them poorly.
  46. 46. Childcare Tipsfor Telecommuters
  47. 47. Child Care TipsAvoid critical calls when child is in office.
  48. 48. Child Care TipsHave toys to entertain child whilein office.
  49. 49. Child Care TipsChildproof your office.
  50. 50. Child Care TipsCreate a space for the child in your office.
  51. 51. Child Care TipsInvolve the child in your work.
  52. 52. Working Wellwith Your Team
  53. 53. Keeping in the Office LoopStay visible to boss and colleagues.
  54. 54. Keeping in the Office LoopKeep your boss updated.
  55. 55. Keeping in the Office LoopCommunicate with your boss daily.
  56. 56. Keeping in the Office LoopKeep in touch with colleagues on aregular basis.
  57. 57. Keeping in the Office LoopGo out of your way to findopportunities to be involved.
  58. 58. Keeping in the Office LoopBroaden your support network.
  59. 59. Keeping in the Office LoopBuild trust.
  60. 60. Ways to Build Trust• Prove your reliability
  61. 61. Ways to Build Trust• Prove your reliability• Be consistent
  62. 62. Ways to Build Trust• Prove your reliability• Be consistent• Show integrity
  63. 63. Working Well withExternal Partners
  64. 64. Working with External PartnersWorking well with external partnersprovides you with more resources andcurrent information.
  65. 65. Working with External PartnersHow you deal with external partners isessential to your overall effectivenessas a telecommuter.
  66. 66. Tips for Dealing with External Partners
  67. 67. Working with External PartnersMake yourself available to offerguidance and support.
  68. 68. Working with External PartnersBe firm and fair in your demandsand expectations.
  69. 69. Working with External PartnersAddress and resolve conflict whenit first arises.
  70. 70. Working with External PartnersTreat people with respect.
  71. 71. Working with External PartnersPay for services on time.
  72. 72. Working Well withTools and Technology
  73. 73. Tools and TechnologyMake sure you have adequateequipment for your job.
  74. 74. Tools and TechnologyWhen purchasing technology, test,retest and field-test your options.
  75. 75. Tools and TechnologyExperiment with equipment and askfor a trial period.
  76. 76. Tools and TechnologyDon’t make a final decision untilyou’ve had a chance to “road test” theequipment.
  77. 77. Tools and TechnologyUse as frequently as possible at first tofully test all functions.
  78. 78. Tools and TechnologyIf anything doesn’t functionproperly, is difficult to use oruncomfortable in any way– RETURN IT.
  79. 79. Tools and TechnologyPrepare a “what if” list of possibletechnical glitches.
  80. 80. “What if” List Should IncludeBackup options for critical equipment.
  81. 81. “What if” List Should IncludeList of alternative equipment you mayneed available.
  82. 82. “What if” List Should IncludeBackup e-mail access
  83. 83. Telecommuting

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