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Visibility As A Valuable Remote Work Skill

Visibility As A Valuable Remote Work Skill

Visibility at work is when you are included, recognized, and valued by networks within your organization. Its how you get credit for your work, get considered for advancement and build influence.

Visibility is also necessary for teams. Research points out that remote team members who don't feel "seen" are less collaborative, innovative, and supportive of each other. Remote teams can face isolation from company culture, lack of face time with management, fewer informal networking opportunities, time zones, and technological problems.

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Work time is also a social time and important for encouraging professional relationships. In the office, these social moments happen at the coffeemaker or in the hallway.

  • Reach out. In remote teams, you have to be proactive about creating social moments. It can be ad...

Remote teams need consistent, inclusive interactions—but they need to be the right type, done in the correct way. This can be done in three ways.

  • Social visibility, where you foster positive personal connections and building relationships in work time.

Remote workspaces can quickly become a quiet space of unaddressed messages. Everyone should know their work is being seen and appreciated. The golden rule is: never leave an effort unacknowledged.

  • Prioritize remote-first video meetings

Develop a plan to be visible in front of key stakeholders. The goal is to create an equal playing field for remotes to contribute and have a say in business decisions.

  • Keep your virtual office doors open wherever possible by having a shared set of tools where work ha...

There are four steps to it:

  • Communicate frequently.
  • Cultivate a shared identity and purpose.
  • Be dependable, reliable, and accessible.
  • Connect with others authentically.

To key to building a culture o...

Research found those who get more face time with management by being co-located are assigned better work assignments from their managers, are awarded promotions more frequently, and are less aware of their remote counterparts.

Many companies have learned how to integrate remote work into t...

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... that's capable of executing in a remote setup:

  • Hire doers: they will get stuff done even if they are working from a secluded island.
  • Hire people you can trust. And trust the people you hire;
  • Hire people who can write

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Finding Balance In Your Communication Frequency

The only thing that has really helped to bridge the virtual gap between employees and managers is communication. However, both over-communicating and under-communicating — the extreme ends of optimal communication — come with their downsides. 

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The challenges of hybrid teams

Most companies embracing remote work also have dedicated headquarters. But remote-ish teams have even more communication and collaboration challenges than fully remote teams.

For example, in hybrid teams, remote employees are often left in the dark. Office workers are...

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