Working from home not only the desirable perk but also becomes a trend these days. A study was done by Global Workplace Analytics figure out that remote workers have grown by 140% since 2005 and about 10% per year on average. After the corona pandemic hit, companies are increasingly asking employees to work from home although more workers seeking out flexible arrangements more before it. Of course, we can believe the fact that 80% of remote workers experience less job stress as they can schedule their versatile working time. Moreover, working from home reduces traffic congestion, air pollution, and road depreciation with either a reduced or eliminated commute into an office. In a word, we can say it is environmentally friendly too.
Instead of having lots of advantages, more employers unable to offer remote work opportunities because of trust issues. Some managers still theorize that people are getting their work done when left to their own devices offsite. Workers may also distrust their managers if they don’t feel a sense of belonging on the team due to their remote status. Not merely this but remote workers are more productive undoubtedly.
Mutual Trust is a keystone for an employer-employee relationship. In the absence of physical onlookers of the work being done, managers make an act of faith that remote staff members can regulate their behavior and produce without direct supervision. And as an employee, it’s your responsibility that you have to gain trust.
Over here some reputation-building strategies are mentioned to establish good trust as a remote worker:
Share your schedule
Manifest your time management and working schedule within a document. Going through it conjointly ensures both sides are clear on priorities and exactly what is going to be proficient.
Present yourself professionally
It wouldn’t be good if a disturbance occurs during an important phone call or must wait for minutes on getting a response from you. Create a calm, organized, and conducive workspace to gain your employer’s trust.
Keep your word
Don’t make your remote work an example of a cat-and-mouse game. It’s not good to make your boss stop while he needs to “catch” you. Keep on connecting where you’re supposed to be during work hours, checking and returning messages at appointed times, and respecting deadlines.
Engage with the team
Don’t turn your leader into the middleman. Communicate with other members of the staff as well. Who is working on it can give a good answer to you. So, draw the information directly from that person. It will establish you as an active, convoluted member of the group rather than “outsider”.
Admit your fault
Mistakes get made. Resist blaming others work quickly to make recompense which restores trust. Avoid whitewash, which only leads to qualm.
Deliver work on time
To prevail over rivals admirable performance is like a hook. In the manager’s eyes, who consistently meet goals is a trustworthy professional with the company’s best interests.
Well, trust is not automatic. You need to build an open, respectful relationship to gain the trust of your employers. Firstly examine yourself and arm you with research. Unless your focus is on the benefits to the company, your work can’t be logistic. And, of course, if all else fails, Don’t give up to explore your productivity and responsiveness!