In order to prevent interruptions, Mason says, people must establish a regimented routine that is work-conducive by separating the personal office from the rest of the home and avoiding noisy coffee shops. Take a personality test Telecommuting is not for everyone; it’s better suited for introverts, Mason says. “If you are forced into telecommuting and are website an extrovert, then seriously consider a new job,” he said. Mason suggests a person take a personality test to determine whether they’re an introvert or an extrovert before making the decision to work from home. “Introverts can naturally draw energy from being solitary and this (I think) is the most important factor,” he writes in an iReport . Mason says that if a person is an extrovert and enjoys social activities, loneliness will set in, and be a big challenge when telecommuting. For extroverted people who say they would love to get out of the company office, they might have a difficult time adjusting to working from home. “You might be surprised to learn that all those personal interactions, although distracting (and unpleasant) at times, are really what make you feel part of a group,” he writes. Build trust Jim Johnson, 57, does not miss the “office politics” that are often prevalent in the workplace. He now works from home as a mortgage origination systems consultant.
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