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How to Thrive at Work… Wherever You Are

HarperBusiness,

15 min read
7 take-aways
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What's inside?

Learn new remote work skills to enhance your productivity, communication, tech use, meetings and more.


Editorial Rating

8

Qualities

  • Comprehensive
  • Well Structured
  • Concrete Examples

Recommendation

Remote work can present new challenges in managing your time, optimizing technology, conducting meetings, communicating and being productive. In this easy-to-read, efficiently organized guide, former president of Fidelity Investments Robert Pozen and digital workplace expert Alexandra Samuel suggest ways to reorganize your office work habits into remote working skills to increase your professional capacity. Pozen and Samuel reorient your priorities around autonomy. They teach you to manage your schedule around your needs, and to achieve more from online meetings, social media, research, writing and presentations. Learn to operate as a “Business of One” to reach your professional goals and achieve work-life balance.

Summary

Shift your mind-set to become a “Business of One.”

The mind-set of being a Business of One changes how you measure your productivity. You move from accounting for the number of hours you work to tracking the number of objectives you complete.

Nine-to-five office hours are an antiquated tool for ensuring accountability, productivity and measurable output. Invest in the quality of your work, as you create a better work-life balance through the autonomy you gain from working at home.

In a recent survey of more than 1,000 remote workers, people with autonomy were more productive, faster at relearning to work from home, and happier about crafting a work-life balance that fits their needs. Your degree of autonomy depends on your role, and your value within your firm or on the freelance market. To create more flexibility, shift your work from collaborative to solitary as much as possible. Reduce the number of tasks requiring meetings and team input.

As your work becomes more solitary, build trust as a boss or employee by:

  1. Setting clear expectations – Lay out ...

About the Authors

Former president of Fidelity Investments Robert Pozen teaches at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Alexandra Samuel, PhD, is a digital workplace expert.


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