When I went to write PlanDoTrack two years ago, I would have had no idea just how many people would be moving to work in the remote space right now. What I have loved seeing is how people have made the transition over to remote work smoothly and are now the in mid-term of their remote work experience. With that in mind, the principles and practices which underpin PlanDoTrack become even more important for sustainability. In this week’s blog post I wanted to zoom into five areas you might explore in terms of MAINTAINING productivity in the remote space. You’ll find more on each of these areas in sections 1 and 2 of the PlanDoTrack workbook and planner.
#1 - Create or Revisit the Vision
In recent months I’ve been spending a lot of time with groups in presentations talking about the importance of creating or revisiting your vision.
Our vision creates a horizon for us to aim towards. In times of disruption, this is even more important.
What are the elements which are important for YOU to focus on?
What are the elements which are important to keep an eye on?
#2 - Be Crystal Clear on Outcomes
Leadership and teamwork in the remote space is all about outcomes. It’s about being very clear about:
#3 - Top 3 – 5 Goals
With vision and outcome in mind, what are the core essentials to be focusing on? It’s easy to get pulled into the eddies of other people’s priorities.
Note that in many of the PlanDoTrack planning pages, there is space for you to track your Top 3-5.
#4 - Be Intentional (and ruthless) With Boundaries
As many have seen in recent mots, creating boundaries and routines that work well for each of our individual experiences are critical. Whether we are navigating work-life issues or working in a team that runs 24/7, being intentional and focused on our boundaries is critical for high performance. We need cycles to renew as much as cycles to run.
Questions to consider:
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Jennifer Britton is the blogger behind the popular Teams365 blog, a daily,blog for team leaders and members since 2014. Her latest publication is the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. Pick up a copy at Amazon.
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