Employees who work remotely often wonder if their contributions are going unrecognized by co-workers and supervisors.
It’s the old “out of sight, out of mind” thing.
But there are several ways remote workers can stay connected to the office and enhance both professional and social connections.
Jennifer Parris at workflex.com, a job site, has some valuable tips. They include:
Turn on and drop-in
Turn your camera occasionally during remote meetings or stop by the physical office once in a while. “Having that face time can quickly boost your visibility,” she wrote.
Speak during meetings
Don’t be shy about offering suggestions or comments during remote meetings.
Join work-related events
Join your co-workers for after-hours gatherings or business-organized events like cookouts, 5ks etc.
As Parris put it, “Remember, even if you love the cocoon-like ambience of working remotely, you need to make your presence known in order to work effectively, build strong working relationships with your fellow staffers, and thrive in your remote role.”