Ten Tips for Working at Home
1.Maintain regular working hours and stick to them.
2.Get a separate phone line, computer and printer that are only
used for your business.
3.Keep your workspace separate from your living space. Ideally
it should be visually and acoustically separate from the living
4.To gauge your progress maintain goals and to do lists. On
Sunday night or Monday morning create a plan for the week. At
the end of the week take time to reflect on your progress.
5.Find other independent workers or a personal coach to give you
feedback on your ideas and progress.
6.If you are working with a team, have frequent telephone and
email conversations with the members of the team. This helps to
keep the project on track and allows team members to anticipate
and prepare for problems.
7.Document your work and learn to do this in laser like
8.Request frequent feedback from clients and managers so that
you are sure you are satisfying their expectations continually.
Without daily contact it is hard to read people. Most people
find it difficult to give negative feedback. At the end of a
project they may accept it as is even though they are
disappointed with the result. Ongoing feedback helps avoid this
9.Have regular breaks during your day. Be creative in you way of
relaxing. Meditation, a cup of coffee, a snack, a walk, are
examples of ways to stop what you are doing to re-energize.
10.Set clear boundaries. Neighbors, friends, and family must
know that your office is off bounds. Even though you are home
every day you are working. Have a no interruption policy during