The challenges of remote working

Hey guys,

Remote working can be an excellent way to work in a flexible way. You can work at home, or from wherever is most convenient for you and find both freelance work and permanent employment. While it can be a good way to work, it isn’t without its challenges. There are some things that can be difficult when you’re working remotely that aren’t so difficult when you’re in an office with others.

Staying Engaged

Working remotely means that you’re responsible for yourself. You’re not close to colleagues or your boss, so you need to motivate yourself to stay engaged. Finding the right working environment is important for this reason, whether it’s a home office or a coworking space where you can find a desk or other workspace.

Maintaining Communication

Staying in touch with key people can be more difficult if you’re not in the same office. However, it is possible to maintain communication when you have the right tools. For many people, email and phone are all that’s needed. However, there are many other tools that can be useful for communication and keeping track of projects.

Managing a Remote Team

If working remotely is difficult, managing a remote team can be even harder. When you’re in charge of other remote workers, you need to be able to coordinate everyone, even when they could be in different time zones. There are various challenges involved in managing a remote working team, but you can find many methods and tools for dealing with them.


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Until next time,

Hannah

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