Many modern companies encourage their employees to make their own hours, which promotes a healthier work/life balance and ensure productivity. One way to do so is to allow the employees to work remotely. The employees will be able to handle their personal life with ease and comfort, spend time with their family and work in a location that is convenient for them.
While working remotely can provide many benefits for employees, it can make certain aspects a bit tricky.
For example, when you work remotely you miss out on day-to-day office culture, like your coworkers hanging out in the conference room for a meeting or grabbing lunch together.
It’s important to build those relationships via phone and email as much as you can, but it’s even more important to make sure that you have a good rapport with your boss.
One of the best way to stay connected with your boss or manager from a remote office is to continuously provide updates on the project you’re working on.
Even if the update email doesn’t necessarily require a response, it’s a good gesture that your superior will surely appreciate. If you step away from your desk for a few minutes, add an out of the office notification, so co-workers know they should give you a call at a later time in order to have open communication.
Try not to leave the personal elements out of your daily communication with your team and boss entirely.
Ask about their weekends, or how their families are doing. Staying connected on a deeper level will keep you working well together professionally.
Keep a clear set of goals and projects that you want to work on for the week, and communicate them to your manager on a weekly or monthly basis. Sending progress reports may not be a necessary part of your job function, but it will keep your boss involved in your day-to-day work.
Another easy way to stay connected is to have a great phone service provider.
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