Virtual Office Essentials

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Word Association Publishers, 2010 - Business & Economics - 195 pages
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Times change, technology changes and with these changes, the way in which we work inevitably changes. The result of this particular evolution is the virtual office. Are you ready? If you are working from your home office, your car, a hotel or even a cabana on the beach then this is a MUST read book. Technology has paved the way for the non-traditional workplace, providing the tools and resources to work effectively just about anywhere you choose. The conventional brick and mortar towers are no longer necessary to conduct business and as such the virtual office is becoming a popular choice for all types' of professionals, freelancers, and corporate employees. The virtual office is more viable than ever, providing you have the strategies to make it work. Being successful in a virtual office isn't just about the technology you use, it's about the mindset you have. This book merges both of these, providing all the external and internal strategies necessary for a successful virtual work environment. With the use of assessments for self exploration and practical easy to read information you will: 1) Learn key strategies to support you with balancing the work life and the home life before the two collide. 2) Design and set up a virtual office that is organized, efficient and promotes productivity, so you can get right to work, obstacle free. 3) Explore the latest in communication tools for the virtual office that will keep you in touch easily and affordably.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Disadvantages of aVirtual Office
15
How Good AreYou at Staying Motivated?
21
Chapter One Summary
28
Setting Boundaries
38
Live and WorkYour Passion
44
Self Care
50
ChapterTwo Summary
56
Top 10Telephone Etiquette Tips
89
Emails
95
Developing Business RelationshipsVirtually
101
In Person Networking
109
Rejection
111
An organized office is a productive office and is critical to
118
Home Office Organization Checklist
126
Chapter Debrief
140

Outfitting the virtual office at home
62
Home Office Equipment
68
Your Lines of Communication
74
Virtual Office Room Planner
80
Stress Management
157
Chapter Nine Summary
170
Useful Links Resources
183
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