Want to Get More Done in Your Remote Workday? Slow Down and Talk to People

To better control your schedule, first make room for your colleagues.

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Talking to People Saves Time

According to an article by Kristin Byron, assistant professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, people “often read emails as more emotionally negative or neutral than intended.” Humans interpret tone more accurately in a face to face or phone conversation.

Don’t Deficit Spend

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It Starts With ‘Yes’

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What Happened After Yes

I have more control over my work schedule. It became easier to change, move, or get out of some meetings. Since people could theoretically talk to me at any time, they were more willing to honor my focus time. People pay attention to when you’re available, and they self-regulate.

Take a Hard Look at Your Work Flow

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Think Like a Business Owner

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Mexican Yankee in Canada. Remote work speaker, manager. teresamdouglas.com. Book: Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams

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