Ensuring Your Effectiveness When You’re Out of the Office

Original post from Deb Calvert

Being Effective When You Can’t be Face-to-Face
Worldwide, there are now more than one billion people who primarily work remotely. They work on the road, in home offices, and in satellite offices.

In your own workplace, even in a 9-to-5 setting, think about how challenging it is to get everyone on the team together – you have to work around vacations, sick days, appointments, deadlines, projects, other meetings, and more.

Add in multiple locations, business travel, different time zones, and varying work schedules… pretty soon it becomes downright difficult to find meeting times that are convenient for everyone.

Developing work-around solutions is essential.

With fluctuating schedules and a busy office, setting up meeting times and workarounds can be a stressful business for both you and your prospects.  But even though you’re not there in person, your effectiveness in the office does not have to suffer.

Patience and understanding go a long way when it comes to over-the-phone conversations. Asking questions, staying focused, and most of all, listening to your colleague can help ensure that even though you’re not in the office, you are being productive, effective, and making every call count.

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