These 5 Speaking Habits Make People Want To Collaborate With You
Negative like “I can’t” or “I won’t” distance you from teammates and give the impression that you’re in opposition to someone or something.
Try to propose an alternative or at least soften your phrasing.
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Working remotely, especially when your team is distributed across the globe, means working asynchronously, that is, across time zones. This is a skill.
Don't assume that others know what you're talking about. Provide some clarifying context. Then, re-read your question, trying to identify the places that you make assumptions, and anticipate any issues that may result.
Include links to your references to ensure they're looking at the same thing you are.
Brainstorming lets you speculate without restriction, but your ideas must be checked against reality. Be realistic about what options are actionable, and then take the next steps.
Encourage teammates to submit ideas into a single project. Then, have everyone like their favorites and sort them based on that.
Big tasks tend to lead to procrastination if we don’t immediately choose the first steps. Study past similar tasks, the necessity for it and how to achieve it.
Having a time and a place when you know you’ll need to present your ideas to an audience is a good way to force you to structure your approach.
Breaking your big picture into specific doable goals will make it much more actionable. Especially if they come with a finite timeline.
Big questions are worth asking but they should be framed in a way that doesn’t feel burdensome or insurmountable.
This is one of the first pieces of advice people give to those seeking remote work.
When you work remotely, a few misplaced words can become an occupational hazard. Every word you type (or don’t) is important in conveying your ideas and communicating effectively with your colleagues.