If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually.
Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible.Working at home requires self-discipline and organization. Set up a separate, dedicated workspace away from distractions. People who have been teleworking for a long time recommend that you establish boundaries between your personal and business lives. Set expectations at the outset. Establishing project parameters with the client up front is the key to a solid working relationship. Rick Vossman, a longtime consultant with Clarity, asks these critical questions during an initial interview with a manager:
- How well defined is the desired deliverable?
- Do you know what you’re looking for?
- What kind of analysis needs to be done?