Staying Close

December 7, 2010

Chapter 6 – Staying Close When You’re Far Away

Working remotely makes it difficult to create emotional bonds with your team. It also makes it much harder to stay visible within your company. Doing well within your team is good, but promotions, raises, funding, and layoffs will all be decided by people outside of your team. Being remote means being mostly invisible to the people in your company in different teams.

You have to make sure that other people know who you are and what you do. They will never be as emotionally invested in you as your team is, but should still see you as a valuable member of your company. Being recognized by the executives in your company is important for everyone, and being remote makes it more difficult.

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