Aggressive Transparency

When you work remotely, it is important that coworkers know you are present and involved.

Independent workers are great for a team’s resilience and productivity. However, being too silent is a problem.

It is good for your team to know about your accomplishments, the lessons you learn, and your ideas to make things better. Not only does this help your team, but it makes it clear that you are contributing. Avoid the situation where a team mate is asked what you’ve done lately, and they say, “I don’t know.”

Make sure you communicate with your team from time to time. When you take the initiative to share useful things, your team benefits, and your reputation benefits.

A coworker of mine calls this “aggressive transparency.” For an excellent read on the topic, check out Working Remotely and the Virtue of Aggressive Transparency.

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