Do you work remotely or manage employees or contractors who work remotely? I’ll bet a lot of you do. How can you make the most of this situation and create connections even while working remotely? That is exactly what we cover in “Strategies for Career Growth in a Remote Work Era with Catherine Morgan” on the Long-Distance Worklife podcast with Wayne Turmel

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This episode offers practical guidance on remote work advantages, future-proofing careers, nurturing professional relationships, and finding the balance between personal goals and organizational responsibilities.

Key Takeaways

1. Embrace change and be adaptable: In today’s rapidly evolving work environment, it’s crucial to be open to change, stay flexible, and continuously update your skills to remain employable.

2. Take ownership of your career: Instead of relying solely on employers for career progression, adopt a self-employed mindset and proactively plan and drive your own career growth.

3. Stay up to date with technology and trends: Keeping yourself knowledgeable about the latest technologies and industry trends is essential to stay competitive and relevant in the evolving job market.

4. Build and nurture your network: Actively engage in professional networking, both within and outside your organization, to forge relationships, expand opportunities, and stay connected in the remote work era.

5. Be entrepreneurial in your approach: Even if you have a secure job, approach your work with an entrepreneurial mindset, seeking innovative solutions, taking calculated risks, and continuously seeking ways to add value to your organization.

6. Prioritize communication and relationship-building in remote work: Proactively schedule virtual interactions, such as coffees and one-on-ones, with colleagues to maintain relationships, foster collaboration, and combat the potential isolation of remote work.

7. Find the balance between personal aspirations and organizational goals: Understand your job function and evaluate how it can be effectively performed remotely, adapting your skills and job functions accordingly while still aligning with the goals of the company.

8. Mindset matters: Challenge traditional mindsets inherited from upbringing and culture, and recognize that the old notion of lifelong loyalty to a single company is no longer the norm, empowering yourself to create the career you desire.

If you want to make the most of remote working and managing remote teams, you will want to add the Long-Distance Worklife podcast to your podcast list. 

You can watch the video interview below.