Ep60: Work from home. How to stay visible?

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses how working from home can affect your visibility and reputation, but it doesn’t have to be negative. Developing clear communication skills and aligning priorities with your boss is key to staying visible and standing out when working remotely.



00:00 πŸ” Working from home can impact your career, but it’s important to focus on upskilling and overcoming the challenges.

01:28 πŸ“’ Clear and concise communication skills are crucial when working remotely to avoid misunderstandings and negative impressions.

03:09 🀝 Aligning priorities and expectations with your boss is essential to ensure you’re working on the right tasks and avoiding wasted efforts.

05:15 πŸ‘₯ Building visibility doesn’t require grand gestures, but rather consistent communication and progress updates with your boss.

07:15 🌟 Getting recognized and standing out when working from home requires taking small steps and focusing on improving core skills.

08:30 πŸš€ Strong communication and effective alignment with your boss can positively impact your career and avoid frustrations.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Clear and concise communication skills are essential for remote work success. Poor communication can create misunderstandings and negatively impact your professional reputation.

πŸ’‘ Aligning priorities and expectations with your boss is crucial when working remotely. Regular catch-up sessions and progress updates help ensure you’re working on the right tasks and delivering what is expected.

πŸ’‘ Building visibility doesn’t require constant calls or overwhelming your boss. Consistent communication, clear progress updates, and alignment with priorities are key to standing out.

πŸ’‘ Working from home is not a new concept, and many have successfully navigated remote work arrangements before. Embracing remote work and focusing on upskilling can help you thrive in this new normal.

πŸ’‘ Taking small steps to improve communication and alignment with your boss can have a significant impact on your career. It’s about consistently delivering quality work and fostering a positive professional reputation.

πŸ’‘ Recognizing the challenges and fears associated with remote work is important, but it’s equally important to focus on finding solutions and upskilling to overcome these challenges.

πŸ’‘ Building strong communication skills and aligning priorities with your boss will not only enhance your visibility and reputation but also contribute to a healthier work-life balance and mental well-being.



πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

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