Working remotely can be exciting at first, but quickly brings many challenges – especially for employees who are new to remote work or new to working with coworkers who are used to co-located dynamics. In this workshop, employees understand the biggest pitfalls of remote work and the skills and habits they need to overcome them. They learn how to set themselves up for success and become more effective communicators and collaborators.
During this workshop, participants will:
- Understand and discuss the unique challenges of working remotely
- Learn the four unique drivers of remote employee success: creating routines, establishing expectations, over-communicating, and proactive growth
- Driver one: Learn how to optimize routines. Exercises and discussions center on the brain’s need for structure and sequencing and their role in productivity
- Driver two: Learn how to set up projects well. Exercises include practice with a 5-point checklist for clarity of role, expectations, level of autonomy, early checkpoints, and results-based metrics (focusing on output and deliverables)
- Driver three: Learn how to optimize communication dynamics with your manager and team. Exercises include creation of faster feedback loops, practice with expectation setting and resetting, understanding how to ask for contextual information, and analysis of distribution of knowledge that is unique to the remote environment. Also includes awareness building exercises showing how misinterpretations in the meaning of silence can occur, and how to avoid those misinterpretations.
- Driver four: Learn how to be proactive with growth, including how to create progress, select development goals, and create opportunities for projects and successes to become more visible
- Create a plan to put what was learned in this workshop into action in the week ahead
After this workshop, participants will:
- Become skilled at proactively creating environments that bring out their best work
- Know how to optimize their relationship and workflow with manager and team