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10 Tricks for Working from Home

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

March 16, 2010

4. Deadlines

One of the cardinal rules of telecommuting is setting and keeping realistic deadlines. As fun as it may be to have no boss breathing over your shoulder, working without a goal in mind is the quickest way to have an unproductive work day.

Write down deadlines for projects and assignments, and email it to your boss so that you have someone keeping you on track. It’s helpful to set reminders and phone calls to check-in with your superiors to make sure you’re on schedule to meet every goal.

Tip #5: Communication