Advice for Employees New to Remote Work.
Remote work is becoming more common than ever. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Indeed, out of the 500 employees surveyed, 55% percent said they were allowed to work remotely, and among those, 75% said this perk improved work-life balance. The following are some recommendations on successfully working off site.
* Join weekly meetings--Make sure a 1:1 meeting is set up with the manager and the individual starts joining regular team meetings to get a sense of how things work in the company.
* Identify roadblocks--The manager may not have insight into the struggles the employee is dealing with since he/she is not physically in the same office. Encourage the individual to speak up and start an open conversation.
Understand communication styles--How does the individual communicate best? (instant message, video chat, email?) If unclear, be sure to ask before kicking off any projects. It will make collaboration go much smoother.
* Schedule virtual meetings
--Regular interactions with colleagues are vital even if it is just for a casual 10-minute chat.
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|Title Annotation:||ea roundup|
|Publication:||The Journal of Employee Assistance|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2019|
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