Millions of IT professionals around the globe are working from home right now. For some, working from home sounds like a dream come true with no commute and the ability to enjoy work flexibility. However, remote work can present challenges if you don’t set yourself up for success in a remote environment. In this article at The Enterprisers Project, Stephanie Overby explains some of the worst remote working habits and offers tips to improve them.
Remote Working Mistakes: Ways to Improve
Micromanaging Other’s Work
When you micromanage your team members, you send the message that you either don’t trust your team or trust yourself. Therefore, spend your time modeling your remote leadership and working habits.
Not Setting Boundaries
It’s not always easy to set boundaries when working remotely. “Failing to divide space into work and relaxation zones can erode boundaries and make work-life balance even harder,” says Stephanie. But setting boundaries is a crucial element to success as a remote employee. The critical thing is to stick to those boundaries. When it is work time, all you do is work. Then, during the designated ‘chore’ time, do only chores. Keeping these boundaries will help you stay focused and help you maintain a work-life balance.
When working from home, doubts about your abilities creep in when you don’t get the social validation you are used to in the office. Your ability to learn how to silence these patterns or limiting habits and retrain them into productive thought patterns makes the difference between a good day and a great one.
Always Being On
There can be an expectation that IT leaders are always available. And that “always-on” mindset can infect the entire team, leading to burnout and lower productivity. Therefore, let your team know when you can be reached. Additionally, help your team maintain a healthy balance too.
To read the original article, click on https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2020/10/7-remote-work-bad-habits?page=1.