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I'm the biggest flexible work schedule proponent you'll ever meet. That's partly because I commute four hours a day, four days a week. I treasure my telecommute time. I love the fact that I can start working from my home office with my dog warming my feet, instead of schlepping from my house to a train, to a bus, to another train, to the office.
But some companies don't share my passion for telecommuting.
Yahoo! recently announced that -- starting in June -- employees with flexible work arrangements are to begin reporting to the office each day, according to The New York Times. Perhaps my public-transit-colored view is biased, but this seems like the WORST. IDEA. EVER. But that's Marissa Mayer's problem, not mine.
While studies show that most employees want career flexibility, working from home isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Earlier this month, Mashable identified four common pitfalls of telecommuting -- lack of focus, blurred boundaries, overworking, and isolation -- and offered suggestions for combating those problems. If your firm permits or is considering flexible work arrangements, it's definitely worth checking out.
After trying both the office thing and the full-time telecommuter scene, I've learned that it's important to take proactive steps to become a better worker at home. In addition to the Mashable advice, here are three tips I recommend for telecommuters: