What determine your success in a Remote Job?

Who you are

Distractions

Isolation

Psychological Boundaries

  • Setting boundaries and limits helps me pace myself, and really enjoy the upsides to not having a central office.
  • Fix specific timelines for work and for mental breaks.
  • Manage time properly.
  • Stay on-task during set time.
  • Limit most work days to 8–8.5 hours, even without plans.

Communication

  • Official communication is important as no one can see you
  • Social Communication is important to beat solitude.
  • Be in reachable limits for your clients and coworkers. Keep them happy, keep your projects up to time and handle conflicts smoothly and meet there expectations.
  • Install chat, emails etc. on phone to be in loop during business hours even when you are away.
  • Keep everybody aware if you have major distraction/communication hole during your working time.
  • When moving away from your remote location for even a shortest time period, make your coworker aware of it. Set reminders for follow ups.
  • Keep status of your project tasks updated to keep everyone aware of it.
  • Build network for talking with people. Having conversation with coworkers related non-work related things helps in developing healthy relationships and trust. A person to person talk is much better then emoji and gifs.
  • Tone is the deciding factor in a communication. Text has no tone thus keep the people guessing about your tone sometimes leading to false assumption. So being explicit about emotions involved or hopping into a video chat can be super valuable to avoid conflict.
  • Seeing and hearing a coworker is a near-instant way to humanize them and talking a problem out is less frustrating than trying to type long trains of thought.

Trust

  • Well defined targets, goals and objectives develop the trust. When the work is output based, it’s easy to see if the work is done.
  • Set expectations clearly. Clients Expectation and your capability to deliver decide the level of trust. If you can’t meet a deadline don’t commit then.
  • Embrace your communication skills, by following up from fuzzy calls or meetings with a summary, action items, etc.
  • Start with a good faith and be trustful to other. People are hired and remain employed because of trust and responsible behavior.
  • Develop accountability to yourself. Do your best to deliver on promises and be the person whom coworkers can readily trust.

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