Managing and optimizing a remote workforce is something LAC Group has been doing for awhile. We monitor the topic from every perspective—this post is a collection of helpful reads from the remote, work from home employee view.
The remote CEO
Most CEOs travel frequently, but most CEOs also have a dedicated office somewhere within the company’s facilities, even if they don’t use it often. LAC Group CEO Deborah Schwarz works 100% remotely. Her “office” could be a conference room or spare desk in one of the company’s offices, a client office, or wherever she happens to be traveling. This is an example of a business leader who “walks the talk” because I know she views herself as another remote employee.
Is working from home right for you?
Working in a company office versus working in a home/remote office—both have their advantages and disadvantages. While many surveys show that people want remote work flexibility, if not all the time at least some of the time. But the truth is, if your remote work option is an all-or-nothing proposition—meaning you will work from home 100% of the time—make sure you have considered the complete picture before making the commitment. This article on Medium may help you make the right decision.
Tips to restore your remote work mojo
This article in GovLoop was written for government workers, but the advice is useful for workers everywhere. Even those love their jobs sometimes suffer from a lack of enthusiasm, and remote workers can experience this more acutely being on their own. If you’re feeling stuck but otherwise happily employed, get re-engaged with these ten helpful tips.
Remote work guidance from Eleanor Windsor
LibSource VP Eleanor Windsor in our UK office is often asked to speak and write about remote workforce optimization. She always tries to include the telecommuting employee’s perspective. We’ve streamlined her presentation from her session on managing a successful virtual team at the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) conference in June. It offers more helpful tips for both remote workers and remote work managers.
What’s your remote work story?
Are you a remote worker in the library, information services, knowledge management area? Let us know your story! What’s working well, what do you wish you could change, what would be your advice to others that long to work from home? Our webmaster will make sure I receive your message.