Work Smart Video: How Telecommuters Stay Close

October 5, 2010

Working remotely is so liberating--you get to do what you do best, in a location of your choice, sans commute, maybe even in your pajamas, without your co-workers or boss always looking over your shoulder. But telecommuting also requires a lot more effort when it comes to maintaining relationships and connections with people back at the office. In this week's episode of Work Smart, IBMer Rich Edwards asks about the best practices for staying connected and building relationships from afar. I share some advice based on my own work-at-home experience, and then I ask author of Telecommuting Success Michael Dziak for his. Hit play on the video above to watch and check out the accompanying mind map over at

This is so true. Keeping an open skype chat session among everyone throughout the day is great for keeping up relationships without being too distracting. Gina, what’s that cool headset you’re using???
Here’s a little plug on topic: checkout – it lets your boss look over your shoulder from anywhere, but lets you shut her out whenever you want.

Toby Gialluca
Oct 6 10 at 1:38 pm

great stuff Gina . I work for a company that is located on the Tex/Mex border. Believe or not we still use Net Meeting and way too many conference calls. Our problem is that our bandwidth inside our intranet can barely support Net Meeting let alone something like Skype.

Doug Blunt
Oct 18 10 at 7:51 pm


Regarding Google TV and website identification:

The Flash api has routines to return info about the machine on which it is running.

Ie, a flash applet can simply ask “what is your OS” and if its “Google TV” it can refuse to play ball – making user agents irrelevant.

Sterlingwit [+10]
Oct 27 10 at 12:29 pm

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