These are just a few of the words
used to describe today's on-the-go workforce that calls places like airports,
coffee shops and public libraries the
number of virtual workers has increased by 800% within the last five years and
it is projected that mobile workers will make up 73% of the total U.S. workforce
are in this tribe of nomadic workers - by choice or otherwise - you likely work
away from your managers and co-workers much of the time. Despite this distance
and disconnect (or, perhaps, because of it), it is important that your hard
work and accomplishments get the notice they deserve.
some tips to help you gain this much-needed visibility:
in informally. Whether by email, IM, phone, video
conference or Twitter, reach out to your boss and teammates on a regular basis to
update them about projects you are collaborating on. Send links to articles and
other online resources that can help them accomplish tasks or solve problems.
Of course, you should keep informal check-ins in check so that the team stays
on course and people know that you value their time and attention.
face-to-face meetings. To the extent possible, request
to meet with your manager and team members in person at least once a year at
the company's headquarters or in another convenient location.
your schedule. Using online collaboration platforms like Basecamp, OfficeMedium or CubeTree,
you can easily let others know where you are, when you are working and what you
are working on. If you want a more pared-down - yet still versatile -
collaboration tool, try an online calendar from Google
up. Do not shy away from sharing your
achievements and expertise. Write a blog or guest blog post, contribute
articles to trade publications and participate in conversations taking place in
your field on Twitter,
If your company hosts forums or discussion groups, become an active
By taking affirmative
steps to stay visible, you can enjoy all the benefits of working remotely while
nurturing and safeguarding your career. If you have any tips for keeping remote
work accomplishments on the radar screen, please share them with us.
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