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9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home

9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A new study says I have good company in that kind of work flexibility, and not just among entrepreneurs and those who work for themselves. Nearly one-third of full-time employees do most of their work in homes, coffee shops, and other remote places, according to the Flex+Strategy Group report.


After extensive study, here are the best ways I've learned to make this arrangement work. (If you have other suggestions, let me know in the comments below or drop me a line.)

1. Reclaim your commuting time.

Commuting sucks, and one big advantage of working from home is that you no longer have to deal with it regularly. But it's crucial to reclaim the time you used to devote to travel for something productive. For example, maybe use the first 30 minutes of your day to answer emails you didn't get to the day before and the last half hour to set long-term strategic goals and specific objectives for the next day.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Working from home can be fantastic, or it can be fraught with peril. Here's how to make it work better for you.

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Delegating Well Gives You a Competitive Advantage

Delegating Well Gives You a Competitive Advantage | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Not only is there an art to delegating with intelligence and authority but you'll find you have more time, more engaged and productive employees, and more peace with your job. 


It's a key measure of a leader’s effectiveness whether he or she has the chops to enable other people to get things done. A recent study found that 53 percent of business owners believe that they can grow their business by more than 20 percent if they delegate 10 percent of their workload to someone else.


So do it. Here's how....

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Better management of your time and your employees' time leads to a more engaged work culture, which is key to making sure your business thrives.

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