Working Remotely: Embracing the Challenges
Glen Pascual recognizes first-hand that while working remotely is an increasing option for many in the IT industry, it can be challenging. Working remotely requires an organization to trust that its employees can do the work without constant supervision and without constant physical proximity to fellow employees. Success requires a strong culture, remote work policies, and support from the team. Many times Remotes are invisible and have difficulty being heard and understood during during conference calls. Glen notes that technical collaboration tools are available that make Remotes more visible in such meetings. Discussions can be made more effective by sharing presentations and papers in advance and recording meetings for later review. As an employee, having the ability to be resourceful and independent is key to being a successful Remote. Glen shares the challenges of remote employees, how organizations can embrace these challenges, and how employees can be productive and make remote working a possibility for every organization.