Yesterday, in Part 1 we talked about whether or not you and your job were well suited to telecommuting. Ok, so you’ve determined that you have the right skills and qualities to do your job effectively from home. You’re sure that your job is well suited to telecommuting. Now you just need your boss to […]

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Join me live this Friday at 1pm EST (10am PST) on 411Voices. This week’s guest will be Kate Lister of the Telework Research Network. Kate is a recognized authority on telework and workplace flexibility and co-author of Undress For Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home. Kate has synthesized and cataloged more than 500 […]

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sharon on February 17th, 2011

I was interviewed recently for a story that ran on FoxBusiness.com, Telecommuting Attractive Option for Gen-Y Workers. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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sharon on October 13th, 2009

Could it be that the cubicle dweller is on the endangered species list?  Current workplace trends seem to point that way.  With the economic nosedive comes an increased need for companies to cut costs.  This has driven the number of telecommuters up in a big way. After employees, real estate is the second-biggest expense for […]

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sharon on June 3rd, 2009

Some employers are very resistant to the idea of allowing their employees to telecommute.  This quote comes from a white paper on teleworking called Worldwide Workplace: The Web Commuting Imperative, which is a fascinating study on the evolving trend to what they call the location independent workplace.  It gave me a good chuckle. When I […]

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sharon on June 1st, 2009

Increased telework can reduce congestion on Twin Cities metropolitan freeways, save money for businesses and motorists and positively impact the environment. That is the goal of a new program announced today by the University of Minnesota in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. If 2,700 Minnesotans teleworked just one day per week, more than […]

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sharon on April 28th, 2009

The World Wildlife Federation recently published a report on how telecommuting and virtual meetings can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.  The results show just how much of an impact telecommuting can have on not only our current world, but how different situations could result in four possible “future worlds”.  It’s a truly fascinating […]

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sharon on March 2nd, 2009

Have you been looking for a telecommute job? Have you ever considered turning your current job into a telecommute job? Many people work at home because they pitched telecommuting to their boss, and won them over. The first thing to consider is whether or not your job can be done from home. Not every job […]

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sharon on February 23rd, 2009

Many people dream of snagging a telecommute job not realizing that there can be some very real drawbacks and that sometimes those drawbacks can be deal-breakers. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true. One of the main challenges is the isolation. It can be really difficult to feel connected to your co-workers when you don’t […]

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sharon on January 30th, 2009

The answer may be easier than you think, but there’s a catch. The truth is that you find a telecommute job just like you find any other job- with research, persistence and a bit of job search savvy. The caveat? Ever wonder why more companies don’t advertise telecommute jobs? In this competitive job market you’d […]

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