Snowed in? 10 Ways to Make Working From Home Workable

Blizzards may keep many people home, but modern technology keeps them connected to work. Are you ready to plow through a snow day?

Snowed in? 10 Ways to Make Working From Home Workable Photo (cc) by Martin Cathrae

Did a blizzard blanket your commute route and keep you from plowing through your work at the office? Or maybe you have to stay home with the kids because schools are closed.

Telecommuting can provide great benefits during emergency weather situations, says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a subscriber-based online job search service specializing in remote work and other flexible positions. She recommends companies and their staffs be ready with an occasional telecommuting arrangement, even just one day a week, before bad weather hits to create a more seamless transition to working from home.

Sutton Fell and others offered these 10 tips to prepare for emergency telecommuting. (Plenty of good ideas, too, if you are already snowed in. Talking to you, East Coasters!)


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