Remote Working Made Easy
Welcome to 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.
Over the next few days, we will be exploring what these are and why they are needed.
Did you know that the majority of the communication we do with one another is non-verbal?
That means that remote working and data protection leads to a lot of issues with miscommunication.
In a lot of ways, we are taught to write with a conversational flow and assume the other party has a baseline of information.
This will simply not do in a remote working environment.
Put as much detail as possible into your memos and messages and assume people will still need clarification.
You want to make your communication about remote working IT security concerns incredibly detailed.
Remote working can cause larger IT security issues if there are mixed messages.
When you are working remotely you will not have supervisors to answer to.
Well, at least not in person.
That means some may have issues building up the motivation to work.
While studies have proven remote working leads to increased productivity, on an individual level it can be difficult to adapt to.
Some people are motivated by the structure of an office environment.
Writing a report from your couch doesn’t offer that.
It is incredibly important to make sure you can motivate yourself to get your work done and on time.