Confessions of a Remote Worker: Part Two
Working remotely is full of positives, and a few negatives—as I outlined in my last blog post Confessions of a Remote Worker: Part One. One of the hardest parts of being a remote worker is that when you’re in your home office, you’re alone all the time. Pets don’t count as co-workers. Another challenge is that you’re not at the office with your boss. As the saying goes—out of sight, out of mind. Here’s what I’ve found to make working remotely a successful venture for me and for the people back at the Kansas City, Mo. office.
Stegmeier Consulting Group’s insight…
This article points out the various challenges that remote work can present. Because remote workers are not visible daily, it’s always important for them to keep a line of communication open with their managers. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to stay visible! As the article also points out, it can be lonely as a remote worker. It’s necessary to find time to interact with colleagues and like-minded professionals to prevent isolation. Aside from these factors, it is also important to consider the way in which you work. As a remote worker, you must set rules for yourself and clearly define your working conditions. It is essential to police yourself and ensure you are being a productive as possible.
All of these challenges can make remote working difficult for an unprepared worker. However, when remote workers are properly prepared and trained to make the best use of their time and flexibility, they can be some of the happiest and most productive employees in an organization.
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