Working From a Distance
Tips, techniques, and critical how-to's for:
Virtual team members
Look around! Today's ever-expanding "virtual workplaces" are changing the way we do our jobs, communicate, forge relationships, and get results! Smaller, cheaper, more accessible technology tools have enabled a dynamic mobile workplace where people connect from wherever they are. Growing legions of workers are away from the office more often than not or simply do their work from other locations as an inherent part of their jobs. Others relocate for per-sonal or family reasons - and because they've demonstrated enough value to their employer or customers, they take their jobs with them when they move. Multiple terms refer to this expanding group and way of working: "virtual, distance, remote, digital," as well as terms such as "telecommuter, teleworker, laptop or road warrior." Whatever the terminology, the fact is that, more and more, jobs are done by people who must work together when they're not together.
There are different forms and degrees of "virtualness." But while the term may have different meaning and application for different people, there are many strategies, techniques, mindsets, and behaviors common to people who successfully work on their own. Sharing those important tools is what this book is all about. No matter if you're an experienced full-time remote worker or someone who does it part time - regardless if you work from a distance, or you work with / manage others who do - this book is for you! Derived from a growing experience with virtual work and practical advice from experienced contributors who share their insights and tips throughout the pages that follow, the solutions presented here are your keys to the future that is very likely knocking on your door, today. They are everyone's keys to... Being the BEST When You're Not with The Rest!