Virtual Style- are you doing it?

Aug 22, 2011 | |
Virtual workers have increased. You can find them in the coffee shops, airports, and pretty much everywhere. 

Life is easy- a laptop and good internet connection is all you need. Needless to say, it isn’t bad sitting in your home office and still have the feeling of a job well done and your salary deposited.

If you are planning to turn virtual, remember:
•Plan it well. Have a good laptop, good speed internet (keep a back up or use USB internet connections for travelling).
•A portable hard drive with you, to back up your work. Or use virtual backups.
•Coordinate well with your team.
•Make sure your team has Skype id’s to communicate frequently.
•Share your work style; it’s important for people to have a close working relationship to get work done virtually and without hiccups.
•Spread out your breaks. Plan your day well. Keep a home office or a space where you work every day away from clutter and noise.
•It’s a state of mind. Don’t let people tell you it can’t be done. 

(pic courtesy: Google images)


asahni said...


I would like to add a few more to this:

- Get dressed as if you are going to the office
- Schedule in (frequent) conference calls with your virtual teams. People tend not to respond that quickly if you are physically not there
- Work to a strict schedule and try not to do house chores during core office hours, otherwise you will still be working till late evening
- Ensure your working environment is not near a TV - keep water and fruit near by so you don't have to make regular trips to the kitchen.