Peter Anglea writes up his key takeaways after six months on the job with a new front-end position. His points ring true to me as a remote worker and the funny thing is that each one of the suggestions is actually applicable to anyone in almost any front-end job, whether it happens to be in-house or remote.
The full post is worth reading, though the list breaks down to:
- Be as available as possible
- Communicate clearly
- Go out of your way to be human
- Offer praise and positive sentiments early and often
- Create a comfortable space conducive to productivity
- Put your pants on
- Go outside
- Turn on your camera
- Work on more than one project at a time
- Take advantage of the perks… and be responsible
One item I would add to the list is to manage up in day-to-day conversations. In other words, give frequent and regular updates with examples of progress so that your client/boss/whomever has no doubt that you are being productive from afar. I suppose that goes along with “communicate clearly” but takes it one step further.
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