working from HOME

Everyone has their own style and tendencies. When working virtually, we need to become more aware of our strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them. We don't have our peers, leaders and other influencers around us to help point out when we need course-correction. Time and priority management is key. The tips below are based on your survey responses and offer insight into how you might manage yourself when working virtually.


  • Put your daily plan in writing. To dos and checklists help track your task completion.

  • Breakdown larger assignments into smaller tasks you can delegate and/or cross off your list quickly.

  • Stay focused during virtual meetings by listening closely to your peers. Don't get distracted by other tasks.

  • Communicating virtually removes some of the visual cues we have when working in person. Use verbiage that creates a picture or appropriate tone in communicating.

  • Maintain your focus on the task. If you need a break, take a short-timed break and then get back to it.

  • Set scheduled time to socialize after completing tasks assigned to you — not before. Create a virtual "coffee & catch-up" with your professional social circle.

  • Review your notes before the end of a meeting to make sure you have all the information you need.