Making It Work at Home: A Practical Guide to Working from Home

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Crimson Publishing, 2008 - Home labor - 202 pages
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This book is essential reading for anyone considering, or continuing to work from home. More and more people are choosing to set up an office at their home and this guide takes the reader through their decision, weighing up the pros and cons of a move. Advice is given on every aspect of working from home, including where to set up an office space, ergonomic furniture, steps you can take to maintain a healthy work-lift balance and the financial implications of working from home. There is also a section on how to be more eco-friendly while working from home, from energy saving to recycling, reducing your carbon footprint to choosing the greenest products and a very helpful section on ways to avoid distraction, creating a productive routine and maintaining set breaks. This guide also details everything you need to know including health and safety, building regulations, legal obligations, your employer's responsibilities and EU directives.
 

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Contents

Taking the big leap
1
Setting the budget
19
How to get started
33
Kitting out
49
Equipping yourself
65
Achieving the worklife balance
85
Health and wellbeing
101
Sharing the space
119
Rural working
133
Creating a green office
147
Rules and regulations
161
Reducing the costs
175
Troubleshooting
187
Index
201
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About the author (2008)

Anna Wright is the Commissioning Editor of InHouse Executive magazine, the UK s leading magazine for the home-based and small-offi ce manager. Anna works from home herself and has spent many years working with home based businesses to understand how enterprise, technology and communication can all work well from home

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