Be Visible – Don’t be tempted to hide yourself away too much.
It is useful to find a quiet corner in the office to get an urgent task done that you need to focus on – this is exactly what agile working is about; make the most of being able to work in the most productive place for the task at hand.
You must stay connected with your team, however, and it is easy to be overlooked or for others to become suspicious of your work rate if you hide away too much.
- If you are working remotely then make sure you are “visible” to your team and line manager via phone calls and email.
- Avoid unnecessary suspicion by making sure your boss knows what your plans are, where you are planning to work and what you current work and deadlines are.
- If you want to be trusted to self manage and get on with your work in a flexible way then earn that trust by communicating regularly, agreeing your outputs and delivering on them.
The bonus is not just on the employee, if you are a line manager the you equally must learn to trust your remote working employees and learn to manage them by output.
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