deepstash

Beta

Get an account to save ideas & make your own & organize them how you wish.

STASHES TO GET YOU STARTED

© Brainstash, Inc

deepstash

Beta

How to be Effective at Working Remotely

Over-communicate

Assume that people don’t know what you’re thinking. And you’ll find the more you communicate with others, the more they will reciprocate. 

Ask questions, tell the team what you’re doing, be responsive, and get over that you think you’re bugging them too much. The more you communicate, the shorter the physical distance between you appears.

362 SAVES


This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:

How to be Effective at Working Remotely

How to be Effective at Working Remotely

https://medium.com/facebook-design/how-to-be-effective-at-working-remotely-b832a0eaa933#

medium.com

5

Key Ideas

Over-communicate

Assume that people don’t know what you’re thinking. And you’ll find the more you communicate with others, the more they will reciprocate. 

Ask questions, tell the team what you’re doing, be responsive, and get over that you think you’re bugging them too much. The more you communicate, the shorter the physical distance between you appears.

Share Frequently and Get Feedback

Constantly send screenshots and ideas. Give your team a glimpse into your head throughout the day so they can see your creative process. 

Share your unfinished work in progress. A single reply from a teammate can steer your entire project in a better direction. Get feedback on your work early on so you can evolve sooner.

Build Trust

Build trust in your team by constantly reminding them how dependable you are. 

You can do this by being the first one to respond in threads, providing your feedback, leading initiatives, and not just delivering your work on time, but delivering it early.

Share Your Opinion

People have short term memories, so keep making clear the fact that you’re here and you have an opinion. 

Provide feedback on other people’s work and be convicted, without ego.

Set Expectations

It’s up to you to make sure your team knows how to work best with you.

If they aren’t regularly sharing progress with you, bug them. Ask them questions every day. Make it known that your awareness matters a lot, and affects the outcome of the project.

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Advise with permission

If you feel the need to offer unsolicited advice, ask them, “Do you want some ideas to improve the situation?” 

This way they have the option to say no, and they’ll likel...

Give them a rant window

The best way to be a friend is to allow them to tell the story repeatedly. Then they need to work through it and let it go. 

Tell them you’re there to listen to everything they need to say. Once they’ve gotten all out, you’d love to help them move on.

Be honest

If you don’t know how someone feels, let them know that you haven’t been there before, but you’ll try to put yourself in their shoes to help as best you can.

Also, don’t be afraid to let them know you don’t have anything to say. You can still be an ear, take some time to think about it, and then share your thoughts later.

7 more ideas

Why Feedback Goes Wrong

  • Strong emotions on both sides;
  • A focus on character rather than on behavior;
  • A lack of clarity about what needs to change and why;
  • Negative or critical feedback threate...

Right vs. Wrong reasons to give feedback

Wrong reasons:

  • defend/excuse your own behavior;
  • to demoralize/condemn;
  • you're in a bad mood;
  • to appease a third party;

to make yourself seem superior/powerful

Right reasons:

  • commitment/concern for another;
  • sense of responsibility;
  • to guide/mentor;
  • to support/enhance.

Effective Feedback is...

  • Specific, Timely, Meaningful, and Candid;
  • Goal-oriented;
  • Focused on the future;
  • Focused on the process, not the person;
  • Isn't afraid to be negative;
  • Can be positive;
  • Doesn't assume it's right.

4 more ideas

Avoid tension and build rapport

Avoid tension and build rapport

This underscores the importance of starting on the right foot.  If you upset the person you’re trying to help, they’ll wall themselves off. 

It's important to use empath...

Focus on collaboration

To get someone to act on your advice, it’s going to mean giving up at least some of the credit for it. 

When the person receiving your advice feels like they had a hand in creating it—with guidance from you, the expert, of course—they’re far more likely to act on it.

Show your work

In this case, you’re showing your work because it instills trust, and trust is critical for acceptance. 

When you show you work, the person you’re advising doesn’t have to take your recommendations on blind faith. They can see exactly how you got to your advice and buy into it along the way.

2 more ideas