My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Telecommuting tips

I have been telecommutting 1-2 days/week for a few years so I present the following tips to those who want to telecommute:
  1. Practice communicating by email (especially when it is easier to talk in person about something) so you get better at writing emails that are complete and easy to understand.
  2. Practice doing as many normal activities on your telecommuting days as possible. Minimize "waiting until you get back to the office".
  3. Practice minimizing differences between your telecommuting and in-office days so that your telecommuting doesn't negatively affect the company.
For me #1 was the hardest to learn.