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How to maintain strong relationships with remote workers

Sarah K. White | Nov. 26, 2015
Much of the stigma about working from home has disappeared. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to work to maintain relationships when you aren’t working side-by-side with your colleagues.

Just make sure you don't let work bleed into your personal time, either. "Just because your commute is down a hallway or stairway doesn't mean you are always on call. Set your 'office hours' to match those of your primary company location and work accordingly. Just like a commuter, there will be days or nights that require something different," says Collins. Establishing a schedule and sharing updates regularly will help make you seen more accessible to the other people on your team.

Maintaining relationships when you work from home does take some effort and planning, but with the right attitude and tools, just a few small gestures each day can help you create the same type of bond as if you worked in a cubicle right next to one another.

 

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