Welcome aboard - onboarding the remote worker
The first day in a new job comes with its fair share of emotions. There’s a fear of the unknown - what to expect, what to say, or what not to say even.
A blog about modern working
We’ve all had great managers, great leaders. People who motivate and energise us. People who know how to engage us in our work, and push us forward. They possess real skills and its a pleasure to work for them. They don’t just manage. They understand how to lead. A good manager leads us towards our goals and drives us forward. They inspire us to be better.
The digital nomads are out there, working away. They’re happy and settled in the routine of telecommuting. Safe in the knowledge that they are trusted to get the job done without being cajoled, reminded, poked or pestered into submission by the boss. They feel empowered and engaged, and providing they can avoid distraction - every remote worker’s demon - the job gets done. Things move forward, and projects get completed. Its a good thing.
The world of work seems to spin faster these days. Ever changing, always in flux. As our increasing dependency on technology makes communication easier and faster, we are learning to live and work in new ways and with improved results. Geographical boundaries and time zones are becoming less important as the links between us grow stronger.