Archive for remoteworker SmartBlogs
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & Shift. Keep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.
Plenty of days pass when I don’t see any of the workers at my content marketing agency — not my office manager, who lives just a few miles away from me in Baton Rouge, La.; not my creative director, who lives out in Phoenix; and definitely not the constantly moving Air Force wife who runs our marketing strategy.[…] Continue Reading »
A friend said something to me at a recent conference that struck me.
It came after a presentation on how a cloud-based tool enabled a network manager to securely maintain close control of the tech used by a dispersed sales team working remotely. My friend turned to me with a worried expression on her face and said, “I’m not sure we’ve been adequately tooling up our students in preparation for this.[…] Continue Reading »
Question: What do these five established jobs …
- Call center representative
- Truck driver
… have in common with these five jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago?:
- Virtual assistant
- Social media manager
- Telework manager or coordinator
- Search engine optimization specialist
- Online advertising manager
Answer: They are staffed by employees who can do their work while their managers are in a different location.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week we asked: What worries you most when you think about allowing employees to work remotely?
- Employees won’t be as productive: 36.28%
- Managers don’t know how to manage a remote workforce: 26.55%
- None of these: 19.47%
- Conflicts will come up that will hurt the team environment: 9.73%
- Operational problems will develop and hurt the company: 7.96%
With more than 60% of respondents signaling apprehension with the people side of the business, it’s key to remember the importance of training in establishing a successful virtual workforce.[…] Continue Reading »