You may wonder why we sometimes mention fiction on this business blog.
Simple. If you write at work, you need to write clearly and efficiently, and reading is essential for honing any writer's skills and sensitivities.
Stephen King said, "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write." He was talking to so-called creative writers, but the same rule applies to everyone who writes at work.
The home office has no IT team. At some point, that's an issue for everyone with a home office.
I use the waffly, kerfuffly gobbledegook cliche issue instead of problem, because it needn't be a problem. It's just part of the price we pay for the luxury of working at home.
If I wanted an IT team at my beck and call, I would work in a government department. Then I could say, "Hey Reuben, tell me what I'm doing wrong!" Problem solved.
A few years ago I went to a terrific seminar on cross-cultural communication. I was shocked to discover that only a few of the audience were from the business world. Why's that shocking? Because the topic is relevant to every web site—not just those for EFL teachers, ESL and ESOL teachers, refugees and immigrants.