Remote Workers and Self-Employed: 4 Tips on How to Manage Your Boss and Your Clients for Improved Productivity

Tips on communicating and coordinating with your boss (for remote workers) and clients (for free-lancers and self-employed) for improved productivity. A recent article in Newsday, Small Business: Managing Remote Workers about how to manage remote workers gave me some ideas on how to turn that advice 180 degrees into how to manage your boss and/or…There’s more. Click here.

3 Tips on Home Office Set-Up for Original Thinking and Strategic Planning

I am currently reading George Lois’ book Damn Good Advice (for people with talent): How to Unleash Your Creative Potential by America’s Mass Communicator.  Lois revolutionized advertising and mass communications. Sixty years later he is still challenging us to think and act creatively in the service of spreading enlightened thinking.  This book is not just…There’s more. Click here.

Stop Procrastination: A Strategy to Outsmart Your Brain

Whether you are working in a home office or corporate office, procrastination is both an avoidance technique and a hurdle. This is particularly true when you are working on your own as a remote worker, free-lancer or consultant. Being self-directed in your work gives your freedom as well as the opportunity to avoid doing work.…There’s more. Click here.

Tips on Video Calls for Business Success: Skype is Not Just for Grandma

A few weeks ago I shared a post with you about home office video call and video conference bloopers, including too “casual” dress and messy home offices visible in the background.  I want to give you some tips on how to get the most out of home office video calls and conferencing. Eric Bloom of…There’s more. Click here.

Staples Corp Survey: Ergonomics Ignored in Telecommuter Home Office Set-up

At a recent presentation of The Smarter Home Office ergonomics generated the most questions and comments. This was sharply contrasted with a survey done by Staples Corporation in 2011: only 1% of remote worker/telecommuter respondents received help from their companies on the ergonomic set-up of their home offices. And if you are self-employed or a…There’s more. Click here.