Virtual reality of a different kind - working remotely has changed the way many of live. For one, it doesn’t involve putting on workwear in the morning! Even if you’re the sort that goes to a workplace AND works remotely from there, you still have significant autonomy over your time. What about those inside the four office walls that you collaborate with?
How does your team feel about this autonomy? Chances are, if you’ve been a successful remote worker for a while now, you’re doing it right. But if you’ve experienced a few bumps along the way, specifically related to your remote working, it is time to consider making a change - to your habits, that is.
Here are the core ingredients that go into making a successful, productive virtual employee.
Needless to say, get to know your team well. It may very well be the case that you’re all scattered all over the planet, but that’s no reason not to collaborate. Knowing the nuances of each person’s skills and shortcomings can help you accomplish your tasks with greater ease, and know whom to ask for help.
Being a good virtual team member is not so difficult. A lot of common sense etiquette and conviction that you are part of the team and want to continue to be one, will keep you grounded.