There are many pros and cons to working from home. The pros are great and contribute to teleworkers living happier more fulfilled lives. The cons can and should be avoided. One common con is that teleworkers often feel they need to put in extra hours in order to keep their telework privileges. Studies show that telecommuters work 5 to 7 hours more per week than their in-office counterparts. Another con is that when tasks take longer than expected to complete, office dwellers start wondering if the teleworker is slacking off. A good way to protect against these common pitfalls is to create transparency by using a web application like www.TransparentBusiness.com, which tracks hours worked and activity levels and protects workers against unrealistic expectations that often lead to overwork.
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