Remote Workers: How to Be Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind - 3. Be Transparent
Are you going to be out-of-pocket for two hours on Thursday? Rather than giving colleagues the opportunity to call you unresponsive when they try to reach you at times like these, create a schedule that you can share with your group. This way, there will be little question of when you are and are not available. If you need an hour in the middle of each day to, say, pick up your kid from school, this would be the place to let people know--before they schedule a meeting during your blocked-out time. This will also help enforce your work-life balance, so people don't assume you're working long into the evening, just because you may happen to be at home.