If you telework or telecommute regularly, you know that out of office can also mean out of mind. To grow in your job, be valued at work, or even advance your career can challenge anyone who teleworks.
As teleworkers, we are out of sight. Without deliberate effort, we can likewise be out of mind. The advantages of teleworking can become a liability if we do not integrate ourselves into daily workflows.
How do you build value to an employer when you work outside the office? How can you communicate effectively and collaborate when you never meet anyone face-to-face? How can you stand out when others have the advantage of being seen daily by managers, leaders, and coworkers?
In this book we explore all of this and more. We discuss preparing our workspaces, technology, and mindset. We consider how companies enable telework and examine our relationships with coworkers and managers, focusing on overcoming barriers presented by technology. We focus on six attributes that build our value in the workplace: effective communication, organizational perspective, working with others, influence, leadership, and networking. Finally, we close with a discussion about the future of telework and our role using it. In short, this book delivers on the promise of staying out of the office, but not out of mind.