Infographic: 4 Rules of Effective Remote Working
We spotted this simple infographic that we thought was worth sharing – 4 rules to live or, rather, work by for effective remote collaboration.
Know your time zones. If working with team members in other parts of the world, learn how to calculate their time zones (or use a tool like World Time Buddy), so you can properly schedule virtual meetings or collaborate in real time, if necessary.
Use the right technology. When working remotely, there’s no such thing as ‘over-sharing’. Keep in touch with updates on what you’re working on and what you’ve achieved. We use Skype, Google Drive and Docs and Basecamp.
Have face-time. If you can, it’s worth getting together face-to-face with your stakeholders and colleagues – even if just for a drink or a social get-together. If not, organise a video conference, so people can see you! Here are some tips.
Self-discipline. Working remotely, outside of the traditional bricks-and-mortar office, can be a challenge for many people, if not most. Maximise mobile workers’ potential by mentoring them until they get the hang of working remotely.
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