Remote Working Made Easy
Welcome to part four in our latest series of daily posts, brought to you by the team behind Remote Working Helpdesk.
We have previously discussed the dos and don’ts of being a remote working micro-manager.
For now, we want to change the subject.
With more organizations than ever transitioning to a remote working model, several academic studies are being released on the subject.
In one such study, it was revealed that there are eight major skills needed in order to successfully work remotely.
As we have written extensively about in this and other series on our website, the number one concern we hear from managers is that they fear their workers will not do their work when they switch to a remote working and data protection model.
This is a myth that has been debunked time and time again, but it persists.
That said, to be successful as a remote worker, you need to learn how to accept accountability for yourself and the actions you take.
This is especially important in matters concerning remote working IT security.
Everyone must do their part in ensuring data security when working remotely.
If you are not being accountable it could leave a major role in your organization’s defenses.
Your productivity will also take a hit if you are not accountable for how you are spending your time.
Working without direct supervision can be a challenge.
It can be easy to throw on an episode of a sitcom and end up watching an entire season if you are not careful.
To get better at being accountable, try to keep a detailed log of the work you are doing.
This can be done as simply as keeping a journal at the end of every day.
It can help you to better understand the way you are spending your time and adjust it accordingly.
This could even be a benefit to your time management in your personal life!