More and more organisations are looking to make remote working an option. It may involve working from home full time to a few days a month. The biggest issue for colleagues working from home is collaboration and communication followed by loneliness. This part of the blog deals with a number of the practical elements of working from home and how you stay connected and work effectively as an individual but also a team.
Empathy is a skill that you can develop. The virtual environment deprives us of many communication avenues and skills we take for granted. As with any skill, empathy is developed through the practice of specific actions. LEarn more here.
Multitasking during online presentations is epidemic with colleagues managing emails, responding to calls, and completing other work whilst watching a virtual presentation. This is why learning how to create engagement and ensure that we are connecting with our audience is so crucial.
Virtual teams can work but require more intentional effort than teams that are co-located. It is easy to underestimate the time, skill and energy required.