Question of the Week

What are your best practices for working remotely?

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Working from home can provide a plethora of benefits—more flexible schedules, having a custom work environment, and even avoiding some everyday office distractions. But working remotely can come with its own set of challenges, too.

Many industries, including the legal field, have adopted telecommuting arrangements.

But doing your job outside a traditional office setting can take some getting used to, and if you’re unprepared, you may struggle or hurt your career in the process.

“There’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Everyone has different work styles. Different times at which they work. Different work locations. Different time zones,” writes Marie Prokopets, co-founder of the document organization service FYI.

This week, we’d like to ask: What are your best practices for working remotely? Do you find it more productive to work from home or in an office setting, and how so?

Answer in the comments on our social media channels via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Check out last week’s question: What advice do you have for lawyers experiencing anxiety?

And view some of last week’s answers from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Featured answer:

Posted by John Rodgers on Twitter:

“Keep your sense of humor. Approach every day with joy. Have a belief system that grounds you. Stay humble.”

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See also:

ABA Journal: “Getting ahead while working from home (podcast with transcript)”

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