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Commitments Good Employees Make While Working Remotely

Commitments From The Remote Worker

In the new business reality of remote work or telework, every employee must take ownership to ensure that their remote work environments are conducive to completing excellent work. Remote work can be beneficial to companies and employees, as it provides workplace flexibility for the employee and growth opportunities for the company. In this partnership relationship, it is critical for the employee to embrace an attitude of excellence as they seek to make commitments to the organization about how they will perform as an employee working remotely.

Business leaders and CEOs desire to hear and see an attitude of employee engagement from each employee, and that is even more the case when an employee is working in a remote location. The following statements are helpful for an employee to gain trust and respect from their supervisors and their teams when working apart from the office setting.

1. I will maintain my high level of work. The most important commitment an employee can make to an organization is about their level of performance. When employees are committed to performing, good performance usually happens. It is crucial and essential that employees commit and recommit to producing a high level of work, whether working in a corporate environment or working in a remote location.

2. I will work diligently to become a part of the corporate culture. One risk of remote work to a corporation is that remote employees will not become part of the corporate culture. Franchises have proven that multiple locations can have a consistent culture despite the distance. Franchises can maintain corporate culture because they focus on it intentionally. Employees who are going to be excellent remote workers must have an attitude and an expectation that they will focus on becoming a part of the corporate culture by maintaining clear communication with team members and having a commitment to be present in person when necessary.

3. I will be responsive to needs and will be available during all working hours. The commitment to be available will alleviate fears that remote workers will become unreachable workers. When a team member is committed to being available or showing availability via an intranet, team members feel more at ease about reaching out to that person to include them in problem-solving or impromptu brainstorming sessions.

4. I will be responsible for my work station and will purchase what is necessary to make my remote location an effective addition to the corporate office. The old adage of “your heart is where your investment is” applies to this commitment for the remote worker. For companies to embrace the opportunity for remote work, often, employees have to commit to make their remote office an effective extension of the home or corporate office. When employees commit to making the necessary purchases to enhance their remote office, it can provide the company with additional resources that it did not know it had or expected to obtain.

5. I will utilize a variety of technological mediums. Technical mediums such as Outlook, Calendar, Skype and video conferencing tools like Zoom and Adobe Connect can help employees maintain regular contact with staff and management. Training and growth in each medium can be helpful as an employee grows their skills and their performance as a more equipped worker in the 21st-century technology environment.

6. I will work with senior leadership and staff to ensure continuity of communications. Remote employees should be open to reexamining and reestablishing enhanced protocols and changes on an ongoing basis to improve remote work productivity and effectiveness. How to work well as a remote employee should never become an awkward conversation for teams or senior leadership. The commitment to transparency and clarity on this new form of work is essential to innovation and enhancements to ensure that remote work becomes a helpful tool for company success.

When companies hire employees with proven passion, loyalty, professionalism and commitment, they find that these employees can perform in a corporate office or work remotely. Every remote employee should pledge to display these same qualities, regardless of their location, and they make the commitments to their company about how they will perform as a remote worker.

Originally published at https://www.forbes.com.

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I am the founder and chief experience officer of CEO Experience (CXP). CXP partners with CEOs and business leaders to help them hear the words Well Done.

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