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5 Tips For Successfully Working From Home

Woman working from home on the couch with a laptop

Photo credit: #WOCinTechChat

With GroundFloor Media and CenterTable offices under construction, our team has been temporarily relocated to a co-working space in downtown Denver called Thrive Workplace. I enjoy the atmosphere, having new food options just around the corner and the bout of nostalgia that carrying a backpack full of the day’s necessities brings. But with the added commute from the train and nomad-like environment of a shared workspace, I’ve often found it easier to hunker down at home to crank out my revolving door of to-do lists.

Thankfully, even before we were displaced, GFM and CenterTable’s culture has always been supportive of working remotely, a benefit for which I am truly grateful. This means I’m no stranger to this practice and have learned some tips and tricks over the years that have helped me make the most of working remotely.

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To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute

WendyshomeofcAs most of you have probably heard or read by now, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer announced last Friday that, starting in June, all Yahoo! employees will be expected to work in a Yahoo! office. That means no more telecommuting – no more working from home, from a coffee shop, from the beach – everyone is expected to be present and accounted for on a daily basis in one of Yahoo!’s offices. In fact, the internal HR memo announcing the change even went so far as to seemingly hint that employees might want to find a way around occasionally having to work at home while waiting for the cable guy.

This announcement strikes me as particularly timely, given that due to a cold, a snowstorm and a sick kiddo, I’m currently on my fourth straight day of working from home. And I’m incredibly grateful for the ability to do so. Otherwise, I’d be down four personal days and overwhelmingly behind on my to-do list – or I’d be coughing and sneezing all over my colleagues.

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